The James River in Richmond

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The James River in Richmond – Your NEW Guide to Enjoying America’s Best Urban Waterway

The Richmond portion of the James River is a source of recreation, education, and reflection. This new book is the guide for fishing and floating, climbing and biking, paddling and birding, history and nature, activities for children and festivals for families, and much more! The full-color book’s 400+ photos complement a bounty of well-researched information. With an Introduction by Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, Foreword by world champion paddler Jon Lugbill, and Afterword by James River Association President and CEO Bill Street, the book is being widely lauded and has become a must-have resource for river-goers, nature and history lovers, and Richmonders of all ages and abilities.  

John Bryan is the author of more than a dozen nonfiction books that address subjects ranging from art to religion to fly-fishing to Down John Bryan Syndrome and that have had Introductions and Forewords written by notables such as President Jimmy Carter, CEO of the Conference Board Jonathan Spector, Executive Editor of The New York Times Howell Raines and others. He has also written for such publications as Sports IllustratedDelta and others, and for 10 years he wrote an award-winning weekly column that was carried by 200 newspapers nationwide. He holds degrees of BS, MA, and MFA from Davidson, Vanderbilt, and the City College of New York. Natives of Nashville, John his wife, artist JC Gilmore-Bryan, moved to Richmond in 1981 where they immediately fell in love with the James River. 


Event date: 

Thursday, May 11, 2023 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Event address: 

10464 Ridgefield Pkwy.
Gleneagle Center
Henrico, VA 23223