Virginia Festival of the Book Presents: Burn The Page with Danica Roem
Live Events | 03/23/2024 | 10:30AM
A former frontwoman of a metal band and a sitting Virginia Senator: Danica Roem is both. In vivid and captivating prose, she describes how she transformed what some might consider weak points into her greatest strengths, inspiring us all to write our own stories with verve and fire. Danica Roem is the first transgender Virginia State Senator and a master storyteller, and Burn the Page: A True Story of Torching Doubts, Blazing Trails, and Igniting Change is a call, an inspiration, and a memoir. Roem will be in conversation with Gary Nimax, chair of UVA’s LGBTQ Committee — this event’s program partner.
Book sales and a signing will follow this event.
About Danica Roem
Burn the Page author Danica Roem is a former newspaper reporter and lifelong Virginia resident wrapping up her third and final term serving the 13th District of the Virginia House of Delegates.
In 2017, she defeated the self-described “chief homophobe” of Virginia to become the first out-and-seated transgender state legislator in American history.
On January 10, 2024, the 39-year-old from Manassas will be sworn in to represent the 30th District of the Virginia state Senate after earning election Nov. 7, 2023.
These days, as Senator-elect, you can see her driving around her hometown of Manassas in a 2004 Nissan Sentra with a dent in the bumper — an upgrade from her rusty ‘92 Dodge Shadow from her first campaign.
Made possible with generous support from Michelle and David Baldacci
Front-Section Tickets: All Virginia Festival of the Book Paramount Theater Events
10:30AM, 1:00PM, 4:00PM, 6:30PM
One ticket gives you access to up-front section seating at all four Virginia Festival of the Book featured and headlining events at The Paramount Theater. Hear Senator Danica Roem explore Burn the Page: A True Story of Torching Doubts, Blazing Trails, and Igniting Change at 10:30AM; then, hear U.S. Poet Laureate and recent MacArthur “Genius” Awardee Ada Limón at 1:00PM. Bestselling author and columnist Roxane Gay, author of Opinions: A Decade of Arguments, Criticism, and Minding Other People’s Business at 4:00PM—and don’t forget to purchase your tickets before February 15 for an opportunity to have your “Work Friend” question answered! Finally, join Percival Everett at 6:30PM for his book tour of James: A Novel.
Note that the house will be cleared between events, but that your ticket grants you seating in the front and center rows. Limited up-front seating is available for this extraordinary day of authors.
Book sales and signings will be available with Danica Roem, Ada Limón, and Roxane Gay immediately following each Paramount event. Pre-signed books by Percival Everett will be for sale.
$75 Priority-Seating, All Festival Paramount Events
$25 Student Priority-Seating, All Festival Paramount Events
$125 Couples Priority-Seating, All Festival Paramount Events*
*discount will be applied at checkout upon the purchase of two $75 tickets at a time
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO! The Paramount Theater is pleased to bring diverse programming to the stage and screen. The Theater does not provide advisories about subject matter for events, as sensitivities vary. Not all events may appeal to, or be appropriate for, every person. Patrons are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the shows offered in order to make informed decisions prior to purchasing tickets.