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New Dominion Bookstore will feature a book reading with author, poet and University of Virginia alum Kate Daniels at 7 p.m. Friday.

She will read excerpts from her first memoir, “Slow Fuse of the Possible: A Memoir of Poetry and Psychoanalysis,” which was published by West Virginia University Press. A conversation with poet and physician Daniel Becker will follow.

Daniels has written six books of poetry, the most recent of which is “In the Months of My Son’s Recovery”. She is a Guggenheim Scholar, Emeritus Professor of English, and former Director of Creative Writing at Vanderbilt University. At UVa, she was an undergraduate, graduate student, and faculty member in the 1970s and 1980s, and she was a visiting scholar at the Center for Health Humanities and Ethics in 2019.

Becker practiced and taught internal medicine at the UVa School of Medicine until his retirement in July 2018. His first book of poems, “2nd Chance”, was chosen by Jericho Brown for the first book prize at New Issues Press. He also published a collection of poems, “Chance”, in 2005.

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New Dominion Bookstore also has an event scheduled with author MK England in conversation with author Emily Thiede at 2 p.m. Saturday.

England will read his new young adult novel, ‘The One True Me and You’, which was published in March by Wednesday Books/Macmillan. The conversation with Thiede will follow. The event is co-sponsored by WriterHouse.

England is the author of six novels for children, teens and adults, including “Guardians of the Galaxy: No Guts, No Glory”. Thiede is the first author of “This Vicious Grace”.

Bookstore staff members recommend arriving early to get the best seats at both events. Learn more by calling (434) 295-2552 or by going to ndbookshop.com.

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