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Artsline || June 26: Local arts and culture events, performances, classes, and exhibitions for the Richmond area, curated each week by VPM's Artsline.
  • “Adventures of the STEM Brothers” is a non-fiction children’s picture book written by Dr. Rhea Lynne Gordon Miles about three brothers, Johnny, Thurman, and Vernon. Rhea Miles was inspired by her father (Johnny) and her uncles’ journey as African American men in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) during segregation, the civil rights movement, and into the 21st century
  • "My Ancestors’ Wildest Dreams" was inspired by Ava Holloway and Kennedy George, two ballerinas. Their photos were taken by Marcus Ingram and Julia Rendleman in front of the monument of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, in Richmond, Virginia. Ultimately, those photographs went viral, and this moment propelled the duo into a summer of activism and dance.
  • “A Promise to Grow” follows the story of CJ, a kind-hearted young boy with big dreams who likes to do good deeds. Inspired to help someone out, he creates a community garden in his Westhaven neighborhood in Charlottesville, Virginia.
  • Award-winning middle-grade author, David Bowles, will headline the 19th Annual James River Writers' Writing Conference this fall.
  • Watch
    Hemingway, a three-part, six-hour documentary film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, examines the visionary work and the turbulent life of Ernest Hemingway, one of the greatest and most influential writers America has ever produced. Watch on VPM PBS starting April 5 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Inside Chesterfield County’s proposed budget is a request for more than $1 million dollars to purchase print books and electronic books for the county’s libraries. But one of these formats costs more than the other and it’s due to the demands of publishers -- many of whom won’t sell to libraries at all.
  • Watch
    Explore the life of Flannery O’Connor whose provocative fiction was unlike anything published before. Featuring never-before-seen archival footage, newly discovered journals and interviews with Mary Karr, Tommy Lee Jones, Hilton Als and more.