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The Seventh Annual Tom Tom Founders Festival is a week-long celebration of innovators, visionaries, and artists who are shaping small cities. The Festival occurs at dozens of venues throughout downtown Charlottesville. 

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Deborah Fallows

Dreaming in Chinese, The Atlantic
Author, Contributing Writer
Washington, DC

Deborah Fallows is the author of two books that report on the people, culture, and values in the communities of two different countries, China and the U.S.  The first, Dreaming in Chinese, is based on 4 years of living and working in China. The newly-released Our Towns: A 100,000 Mile Journey into the Heart of America, is based on 4 years of lengthy visits to dozens of American towns, and is co-written with her husband, James Fallows.  Fallows is a linguist by training and has written for The Atlantic, National Geographic, and the New York Times, among other publications.

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