Photo of G. Samantha Rosenthal (left) next to an image of the cover of her book
By Roanoke College News

Rosenthal invited to speak at Virginia Festival of the Book event

G. Samantha Rosenthal, an associate professor of history and coordinator of the public history concentration for Roanoke College, has been announced as a featured speaker for the upcoming Virginia Festival of the Book.

Rosenthal is the author of "Living Queer History: Remembrance and Belonging in a Southern City" and a co-founder of the Southwest Virginia LGBTQ+ History Project. She was invited to be among the authors highlighted during the March festival held in Charlottesville. 

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The annual Virginia Festival of the Book is an initiative of the state humanities council that celebrates literary culture and the work of writers who are selected from across the country. “With a longstanding focus on accessibility and diversity, Festival programming engages attendees and viewers with new books, on a variety of topics and across genres, that are timely and necessary, and which we hope will prompt discourse, inspiration, and connection,” according to the program’s website. 

The 2023 event’s full lineup of speakers was announced Monday. More details about the schedule for individual panels will be released on the festival’s website: