★ YOUR HEART IS A MUSCLE THE SIZE OF A FIST selected as 2018 Roanoke Valley Read

1b32ed36-1596-4156-af4f-4fc7149a2a04_1.1ebdc8abee44cbd78dd09dff4925a376Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist (Back Bay Books, 2016) has been selected as the 2018 Roanoke Valley Read. Author Sunil Yapa will visit Roanoke October 4-6 to read from and discuss the book at Hollins University. He will also participate in Cityworks X(po), presenting a talk on “Radical Empathy.”

Community partners are invited to set up related events throughout the month of October around the topics such as

  • empathy
  • the individual’s voice in democracy, and
  • effecting change in your community.

Event ideas and more information are at http://www.roanokevalleyreads.com. Learn more in The Roanoke Times.

Roanoke Valley Reads is sponsored by the Jackson Center for Creative Writing at Hollins University with support from the Beanstalk Fund and the Benedict Fiction Endowment and by Cityworks (X)po. ★

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