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Events Archive: 2021-22

VCU Cabell First Novelist Award Night

VCU Cabell First Novelist Award Night

Raven Leilani, winner of the 2021 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award for Luster, participates in a Q&A session about the writing and publishing of her book.

Hybrid Event, Attend in Person or Online
Grad Fest

Grad Fest

Grad Fest is an overview of resources and services for graduate students. Drop in anytime between 1 and 3 p.m. to learn about campus life and opportunities and explore resources for your research. Network with other grad students. Talk to representatives from the Graduate School, VCU Libraries, Graduate Student Association, Career Services, National Scholarship Office and more.

James Branch Cabell Library, Lecture Hall (Room 303)
Someone’s Missing . . . and I think It’s Me: A Conversation with Artist and Author Joan Gaustad

Someone’s Missing . . . and I think It’s Me: A Conversation with Artist and Author Joan Gaustad

Richmond-based artist and VCU alum Joan Gaustad (‘75 BFA, Arts) launches her new book, Someone’s Missing . . . and I think It’s Me: Our Great Adventure with Dementia, through a conversation exploring the hows and whys of her writing and the themes she explores.

Hybrid Event, Attend in Person or Online
Levis Reading Prize Night

Levis Reading Prize Night

Leila Chatti, winner of the 2021 Levis Reading Prize for Deluge (Copper Canyon Press, 2020), reads from her book.

Hybrid Event, Attend in Person or Online
Community Zooms Fall 2021

Community Zooms Fall 2021

A series of brief virtual events designed for the VCU Libraries community, highlighting timely subjects, celebrating achievements, practicing creativity and more.

Wednesdays in the Workshop: Collaborative Poetry with Google Docs

Wednesdays in the Workshop: Collaborative Poetry with Google Docs

The Workshop hosts virtual hands-on demonstrations of tools and software available at home to help you be productive and creative on academic and personal projects.

Online
Richmond Indie Comic Expo

Richmond Indie Comic Expo

The Richmond Indie Comic Expo (RICE) returns for its second year. Organized by VCUarts students, RICE features art for sale from VCU alumni and local comics creators, as well as panel discussions and presentations featuring experts on a variety of comic arts subjects.

James Branch Cabell Library, Lecture Hall (Room 303)
The Day the Klan Came to Town: A Comic Book Retelling of Community Resistance

The Day the Klan Came to Town: A Comic Book Retelling of Community Resistance

Author Bill Campbell and artist Bizhan Khodabandeh discuss their work on the acclaimed new graphic novel, The Day the Klan Came to Town, a fictionalized retelling of a community’s resistance to a violent 1923 march of thousands of Ku Klux Klan members in Carnegie, Pa.

Hybrid Event, Attend in Person or Online
Savage Conversations with LeAnne Howe

Savage Conversations with LeAnne Howe

Join us for an evening of Indigenous literature, humor and history with celebrated Chocktaw fiction writer, poet, playwright and filmmaker LeAnne Howe.

Cabell Library Lecture Hall and online
9/11 and the Constitution: A Conversation

9/11 and the Constitution: A Conversation

In recognition of Constitution Day and the 20th anniversary of 9/11, VCU Libraries presents a video conversation on the effects of 9/11 on the Constitution and how 9/11 fits into a series of momentous events that have radically altered how the Constitution is interpreted.

Online
Jurgen Banned Art Comics Contest Info Session

Jurgen Banned Art Comics Contest Info Session

Learn about the Jurgen Banned Art Comics Contest.

Zoom
Annette Gordon-Reed "On Juneteenth"

Annette Gordon-Reed "On Juneteenth"

The 21st annual Black History Lecture features nationally known scholar Annette Gordon-Reed.

James Branch Cabell Library Lecture Hall
Chasing my Cure: A Doctor’s Race

Chasing my Cure: A Doctor’s Race

So-called "rare diseases" affect many people who face a difficult health care journey. This program presented by the VCU Medical Center Health and Wellness Library explores these challenges through the experience of one determined physician who found his own cure. Register now https://www.support.vcu.edu/libraries

Online
 Student Forum on new Reflection Room

Student Forum on new Reflection Room

Leaders at VCU Libraries are beginning an inclusive process to design a new space at James Branch Cabell Library: a Reflection Room for quiet retreat.

Online
Artistic Mansions IV: Adorning Mansions I

Artistic Mansions IV: Adorning Mansions I

The Brownells return to VCU Libraries for an encore lecture on the historic architecture and interior design found in the once glittering mansions on West Franklin Street in the heart of VCU’s Monroe Park Campus. Following the one-hour lecture, attendees may participate in a self-guided walking tour.

James Branch Cabell Library Lecture Hall (Room 303)
Promoting Patient Engagement through Clinical Trials Participation - Featuring e-Patient Dave

Promoting Patient Engagement through Clinical Trials Participation - Featuring e-Patient Dave

Join us on April 19 at noon via Zoom to hear cancer survivor, patient advocate, and international keynote speaker e-Patient Dave (Dave deBronkhart). e-Patient Dave, a stage IV kidney cancer survivor, will share his cancer journey including advocating for his own health and participating in a clinical trial which ultimately saved his life.

Online