The 15th Virginia Festival of the Book boasts headliners like John Grisham, Rita Dove, Boyd Tinsley, and Tim Reid. Grisham will appear at the event called “Truth, Justice, and the American Way: An Evening with John Grisham and Stephen L. Carter” on Saturday, March 21 at 8 PM.
Most festival events have been free – and they still are. But this year festival-goers can buy a $15 Headline Events Pass to make sure they get in to see Grisham. Festival director Nancy Damon recounts how last year, Culbreth Theatre was 200 to 300 people over capacity to see Greg Mortensen. “It was scary,” she says.