★ On living and telling: Hankla’s Lost Places

Cathryn Hankla’s Lost Places: On Losing and Finding Home (Mercer University Press, 2018) collects essays on place, memory, and time, to explore the question, What is home? Meditations on landscape, identity, the body, our environment, and domestic spaces are woven with personal and family history upon a weft of literary, social, and art criticism. Hankla’s… Continue reading ★ On living and telling: Hankla’s Lost Places

★ BOOK CITY Roanoke Podcast to begin July 18

Hear voices from BOOK CITY ★ Roanoke beginning July 18th as we kick off our first season of the podcast. Authors, readers, and city builders will explore the theme of “Identity and Action” in 12 episodes. Guests in the first season include Heath Lee, Roanoke Vice Mayor Joe Cobb, Bryan Hancock, Cathryn Hankla, and more. In each… Continue reading ★ BOOK CITY Roanoke Podcast to begin July 18

★ Jeanne Larsen on WHAT PENELOPE CHOOSES

Professor Jeanne Larsen of the Jackson Center for Creative Writing at Hollins University has published a new collection of poems, What Penelope Chooses (Cider Press Review, 2019). The work was, itself, chosen—winning the Cider Press Review Book Award. The San Diego press uses an independent judge to select one manuscript for publication each year and… Continue reading ★ Jeanne Larsen on WHAT PENELOPE CHOOSES

★ Thanks, Doloris! Independent Bookstore Day – Saturday, 4/28

Thank you independent bookstore owners. You take a risk to build community and business around books. Here in Roanoke, we’ve got Doloris Vest at Book No Further. While we appreciate her everyday, we’re especially pleased to stop in on Saturday, April 28, for Independent Bookstore Day.  Check out the schedule and download a coupon. The… Continue reading ★ Thanks, Doloris! Independent Bookstore Day – Saturday, 4/28

Writers

BOOK CITY WRITERS Michael Abraham Brook Allen Mike Allen Melanie Almeder T. J. Anderson Tom Angleberger Betsy Ashton ★ profile Marcie Flinchum Atkins Josh Barkan Frances Curtis Barnhart ★ profile rm barton ★ profile R.S. Belcher Karen E. Bender ★ profile Ralph Berrier, Jr. Cece Bell Mary Carter Bishop ★ profile M.H. Bradford Carolyn Hale Bruce Charles Bruce Andrea Brunais Elise Burke… Continue reading Writers