Festival of the Book news; free LCD Soundsystem tickets

The Virginia Festival of the Book announced two of its featured speakers this week.

  • Jim Lehrer, the PBS Newshour host, novelist and debate moderator extraordinaire, who presents at the Festival Luncheon on March 17.
  • And journalist David Shenk, author of The Genius in All of Us: Why Everything You’ve Been Told About Genetics, Talent, and IQ is Wrong, and whose work has appeared everywhere from National Geographic to the New Yorker, presents at the Leadership Breakfast on March 11.

Why do I bring this up? Because the festival began accepting reservations at 9am. Head over to its website for more details

Speaking of tickets: Free ones to LCD Soundsystem‘s October 2 gig at the Charlottesville Pavilion go to whoever designs the best poster for the concert. Talk about doing it yourself! The winner gets:

  • A pair of tickets to the show
  • Free limited production of your poster
  • Poster signed by James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem
  • Both artists will receive prints of your poster

Visit the contest’s handy Facebook page for more information. Posters are due midnight on September 26.

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