Hampton's Mark E. Kincaid releases RESET (Tate Publishing, 2013)

Hampton's Mark E. Kincaid releases RESET (Tate Publishing, 2013)

Here's a look at what's going on this coming week in the Hampton Roads writing and reading community.

Friday, Oct. 25

Eileen Rockefeller Growald - Author talk/book signing
4:00 p.m.
Hennage Auditorium of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg

Growald, author of recently released "Being a Rockefeller, Becoming Myself," will join Colonial Williamsburg president and CEO Colin Campbell in a discussion about growing up as the granddaughter of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. (The discussion will begin at 4:45 p.m., following the book signing.)

According to a news release, Growald "writes a personal family memoir, giving readers a look inside one of the most important families in American history....Eileen learned at a young age that great wealth could open almost any door but could not buy personal worth."

A reception will follow the talk.

Want to attend?
A Good Neighbor Pass, Annual Pass, Colonial Williamsburg admission ticket, or Museum ticket is required for admission. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.


Poetry Reading
Virginia Association of Teachers of English Annual Conference
4 p.m.
DoubleTree by Hilton
50 Kingsmill Road, Williamsburg
Please register on site

Participating are:

  • M. Lee Alexander -- Visiting Assistant Professor of English at the College of William and Mary
  • Sofia Starnes -- Poet Laureate of Virginia
  • Henry Hart -- the Mildred and J.B. Hickman Professor of the Humanities at W&M
  • Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda -- 2006-2008 Poet Laurate of Virginia
  • Moderator Edward Lull -- 2012 winner of the Emyl Jenkins Award


Open Mic Poetry
7 to 9 p.m.
Newport News Barnes & Noble
Yoder Plaza Shopping Center
12170 Jefferson Avenue
For information, call 249-2488.


Saturday, Oct. 26

Author Mark E. Kincaid - Book Signing
1 p.m.
Blue Crab Books
7330 George Washington Memorial Highway, Yorktown

Kincaid, a Hampton resident, will sign copies of "Reset." From a press release:  "Tom, a young resistance fighter, tries to keep one step ahead of the President's Special Forces unit adn the National Home Guard, who have been ordered to find and track him as he travels west to join an anti-government residstance cell in Colorado."


Author Ethel J. Block - Book Signing
1 to 3 p.m.
Ethereal Cupcakes and Coffee Shoppe
3150 Allainby Way, Hampton

Hampton author Block will sign copies of "Peter the Worm." Read more about the book here.