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NOVA welcomes authors for “Fall for the Book” Festival

Fall for the Book

The Annandale and Woodbridge campuses of Northern Virginia Community College invite book lovers and readers to meet poet Chiwan Choi and playwright Sam Chanse, as part of Virginia’s anticipated book festival, “Fall for the Book.”

NOVA-Annandale will welcome Choi and Chanse to campus on Monday, Sept. 28 at 12:30 p.m. in the President’s Dining Room (CE Building). Both authors will be available to interact with readers and read excerpts from their works at the Annandale Campus and at the NOVA-Woodbridge Campus the following day on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 2 p.m. in the Lakeside Theatre (WC Building). A reception and book signing will also be held in the Library Reading Room of the Woodbridge Campus on Sept. 29, beginning at 3 p.m. Each event is sponsored by NOVA’s Honors Program.

Choi will offer insight on his second collection of poetry, “Abductions,” as it explores the arc of his life and family, through an alien abduction mythology. In what is described as a “science-fiction poetry book,” Choi said he wanted to “take a crack at the sacred place of poetry.”  

Chanse will discuss her most recent work, “Lydia’s Funeral Video,” a one-woman play which has been turned into a book with illustrations. 

“Fall for the Book” runs Sunday, Sept. 27 through Saturday, Oct. 3. As a week-long multi-venue affair, the festival engages readers and authors by offering opportunities to meet writers at various locations throughout Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Maryland. All events are free and open to the public. For additional information concerning Fall for the Book, visit www.fallforthebook.org.


Media Contact: Kristina Ogburn | 703.503.6338 | kogburn@nvcc.edu




Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.