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Virginia Festival of the Book Comes to Close

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The Virginia Festival of the Book has come to a close in Charlottesville. One of the last events of the festival celebrated African American literary tradition.

Hundreds gathered at the Omni to honor nearly 40 black authors and their books. Some spoke about the importance of the Festival of the Book in sharing the experiences of African Americans.

“Our stories need to be passed on,” said author Mr. Alex-Zan. “What a better way than with the book festival.”

Though final numbers won't be available for a few weeks, the program director estimates this year's festival raised $20,000-25,000.

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