Virginia Festival of the Book Presents: Book Tour: James by Percival Everett

Virginia Festival of the Book Presents: Book Tour: James by Percival Everett

Live Events | 03/23/2024 | 6:30PM

A “literary icon” (according to Oprah Daily), Pulitzer Prize finalist, and one of the most acclaimed authors of our era is bringing the book tour of his newest novel, James, to the Virginia Festival of the Book. With its release in mid-March, 2024, you will be among the first readers to be swept away in a reimagining of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, one that centers the enduring character Jim on an adventurous ride down the Mississippi River. But his is no child’s tale: James needs a plan once he learns he’s to be sold away from his wife and daughter, just as Huck is escaping an abusive household. From the pen of a literary master, JamesA Novel is destined to be one of the most vital retellings of our lifetime.

Signed books will be for sale. Percival Everett will not be personalizing these pre-signed novels.

About Percival Everett
PERCIVAL EVERETT’s most recent books include Dr. No  (finalist for the NBCC Award for Fiction and the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award), The Trees (finalist for the Booker Prize and the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award), Telephone (finalist for the Pulitzer Prize), So Much BlueErasure, and I Am Not Sidney Poitier. He has a poetry collection forthcoming with Red Hen Press. He has received the NBCC Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and the PEN Center USA Award for Fiction, and is a Distinguished Professor of English at USC.

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.

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Showtimes: 6:30PM
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Ticket Prices

  • $ 8.00 Student
  • $ 15.00 General Admission
  • $ 25.00 All Day Student
  • $ 75.00 All Day General Admission
  • $ 125.00 All Day Couple

Schedule of Events

  • March 23, 2024 | 6:30PM
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