Virginia Festival of the Book Presents: The Hurting Kind, and Other Poems: U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón
Live Events | 03/23/2024 | 1:00PM
“U.S. poet Ada Limón writes with simple and disarming honesty—for people rather than other poets,” declares The Guardian about Limón’s newest book, The Hurting Kind. In all of her works, be it the National Book Award Finalist Bright Dead Things or the National Book Critics Award winner The Carrying, Limón is attuned to the vibrant mysteries of the natural world and the vulnerabilities that lurk and rest within the human condition. The U.S. Poet Laureate and recent MacArthur “Genius” Awardee will explore her poetry and practice during what promises to be a memorable evening.
Book sales and a signing will follow this event.
About Ada Limón
Ada Limón is the author of six books of poetry, including The Carrying, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. Her most recent book of poetry, The Hurting Kind, was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize. She is the 24th Poet Laureate of The United States and the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship. As the Poet Laureate, her signature project is called You Are Here and focuses on how poetry can help connect us to the natural world.
Made possible with generous support from Michelle and David Baldacci, and the SEG Family Fund
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.