Today was the only day I'm going to get to this year's Virginia Festival of the Book, but the two panels I attended were both excellent and SRO. The first was a panel moderated by Shannon Ravenel, presenting New Stories From the South 2004. Three of the authors were present--all Virginia-based--and read excerpts from their stories: K.A. Longstreet read from The Judgement of Paris; Elizabeth Seydel Morgan read from Saturday Afternoon in the Holocaust Museum; and R.T. Smith read from The Docent, which is also in BASS. A terrific hour, with an appreciative audience.