★ Cathryn Hankla on roaming with the self through books and LOST PLACES (Podcast Episode 1.5)

A conversation with the thoughtful and prolific Cathryn Hankla adds to our collective thinking around Identity and Action. In this season in the podcast, we’re taking a look at our engagement with the written word—how it shapes our sense of self and how we put that into action in the world around us. Cathryn Hankla… Continue reading ★ Cathryn Hankla on roaming with the self through books and LOST PLACES (Podcast Episode 1.5)

★ 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

The Podcast

Catch voices from BOOK CITY ★ Roanoke wherever you listen to podcasts, or click on the episode below. Expect about half an hour of great conversation on our City Builders: local people using books and literary talent to live better lives and improve our corner of the world. IDENTITY AND ACTION: How we engage with… Continue reading The Podcast

★ 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 Judy Light Ayyildiz Josh Barkan Frances Curtis Barnhart ★ profile rm barton ★ profile Lawrence Reid Bechtel R.S. Belcher Karen E. Bender ★ profile Ralph Berrier, Jr. Cece Bell Mary Carter Bishop ★ profile M.H. Bradford Carolyn Hale Bruce… Continue reading Writers