12:00 PM12:00

Author Talk: Richmond Times-Dispatch

Joining me in this talk will be Richmond Times-Dispatch columnist Bill Lohmann and Pastor Alex Evans of Richmond's Second Presbyterian Church. Evans is a former Blacksburg police chaplain whose work the week of April 16, 2007, led to the formation of the Virginia Law Enforcement Assistance Program, which helps officers who have responded to traumatic events.

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6:30 PM18:30

Author Talk: Blacksburg Library

Joining me in this talk will be police chaplains Alex Evans and Tommy McDearis, and retired police lieutenant Kit Cummings, who were among the responders on April 16, 2007, and went on to found the Virginia Law Enforcement Assistance Program. Created in the aftermath of the Virginia Tech shootings, the organization is "committed to serving law enforcement officers and first responders who have undergone traumatic critical incidents in the line of duty or in their personal lives."

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5:30 PM17:30

Library of Virginia

As part of the Carole Weinstein Author Series, I’ll be on a panel with Elizabeth Hilscher, the mother of one of the students killed at Virginia Tech and a member of the State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, and Sarah Kleiner, a reporter for the Center for Public Integrity. The program will be introduced by the Rev. Alexander Evans, pastor of Second Presbyterian Church and a founder of the Virginia Law Enforcement Assistance Program. There will be a short reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. before the talk at 6 p.m. Limited free parking is available in the Library’s deck. More information:

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12:00 PM12:00

Virginia Festival of the Book

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Southern Discomfort: Journalists Explore Guns and Drugs

I’ll be on a panel with Pam Kelley, author of Money Rock: A Family’s Story of Cocaine, Race, and Ambition in the New South. For more information on our talk, and other Festival events:

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