Virginia Literary Awards Week

Art in Literature & The Virginia Literary Award Dinner Here are some photos from the twentieth anniversary celebration of the Virginia Literary Awards. My friend and colleague David Baldacci was honored this year with the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award. Also pictured is Margot Lee Shetterly, 2017 People’s Choice Award recipient for her book, Hidden Figures. Katherine with […]

Poplar Forest & Monticello (Esoteric & Exoteric)

Thomas Jefferson’s Houses and Gardens [TJ’s Houses and Gardens] Copyright 2007 Katherine Neville Please contact Katherine Neville for permission to quote from this article. From: Katherine Neville  To: Lynn Beebe, President and Travis McDonald, Historian of Poplar Forest May, 2007 Dear Lynn and Travis– Here are my notes on TJ’s two kinds of architecture: esoteric and exoteric. As I […]

The Sacred Architecture of Thomas Jefferson

written July 4, 2010 (Katherine Neville’s July 4th Newsletter) “THE SACRED ARCHITECTURE OF THOMAS JEFFERSON” “Let the annual return of this day forever refresh our recollections of these rights, and an undiminished devotion to them.” -Thomas Jefferson, July 4, 1826 On July 4, 1826–a date that, coincidentally, also marked the fiftieth anniversary of the Declaration of Independence–Thomas […]

Maya Angelou: Christmas 1989

Christmas in Maya Angelou’s study, (Katherine’s unique hand-made mohair Picasso sweater discovered by Karl in Venice.)

Maya Angelou: Christmas 1989 Maya Angelou and I had many interesting encounters and many mutual connections; a few are included here. When Karl Pribram and I left Stanford University in 1989, we barely had time to cross the country and get to Virginia with our pets, unload the moving van with our 26,000 pounds of […]