★ Rick Van Noy at Book No Further Saturday, 2/16, 2 PM

Radford University Professor of English Rick Van Noy will give a talk at Book No Further on Saturday 2/16, at 2 PM. His most recent work, Sudden Spring: Stories of Adaptation in a Climate Changed South (University of Georgia Press, 2019), is an exploration of Southern coastal and mountain communities adjusting and preparing for what might be… Continue reading ★ Rick Van Noy at Book No Further Saturday, 2/16, 2 PM

★ BOOK CITY in HOLLINS Magazine

Martha Park covered BOOK CITY ★ Roanoke in the Winter 2019 issue of Holllins Magazine. The article, Building Creative Communities, nicely captures what this thing is all about and makes somebody's mom very proud. Of course, Hollins University is a big part of the literary vibe in the area, and we're lucky to have it. Check out… Continue reading ★ BOOK CITY in HOLLINS Magazine

★ AUTHOR TALK: Kimmery Martin at South County Library 2/24

The Roanoke County Public Library will present The Queen of Hearts author Kimmery Martin for a Sunday afternoon author talk and signing. The event will be held at the South County Library on Sunday, February 24, from 3 to 5 PM. Get all the information here.  Books will be available for purchase onsite from Book… Continue reading ★ AUTHOR TALK: Kimmery Martin at South County Library 2/24

★ BOOKSTORE: Walter & Co. Booksellers

Walter's not there. But his granddaughter is. She's 26-year old Kayla Burkett, and last May, Kayla opened Walter & Co. Booksellers in downtown Salem. With a business name like that, the shop sounds established, and the steady stream of customers through the two well-organized rooms of gently used books on a recent, rainy Saturday, makes… Continue reading ★ BOOKSTORE: Walter & Co. Booksellers

★ A Good Plan is Hard to Find: Southern communities confront rising seas in Rick Van Noy’s SUDDEN SPRING

Radford University Professor of English Rick Van Noy has released the region’s first new work of the new year. Sudden Spring: Stories of Adaptation in a Climate Changed South (University of Georgia Press, 2019) is an exploration of Southern coastal and mountain communities adjusting and preparing for what might be considered ‘the new abnormal’—shifting and unexpected weather… Continue reading ★ A Good Plan is Hard to Find: Southern communities confront rising seas in Rick Van Noy’s SUDDEN SPRING

★ The Healing Arts at Carilion Clinic

Carilion Clinic continues to expand its offerings of arts-based patient support through the Dr. Robert L.A. Keeley Healing Arts Program. The effort integrates literary, performing, and visual art experiences into the healing process. As patient, visitor, staff member or community member, here are just a few of the ways you can engage with the program. Pick… Continue reading ★ The Healing Arts at Carilion Clinic

★ Winter Readings and Events

Here's a starter list of this winter's readings and events. Mark up that fresh 2019 calendar! Jan 8: Writing Workshop, 6:30 PM at South County Library Jan. 9: Heath Hardage Lee, League of Wives, Noon at North Cross School. Jan. 10: Mary Crockett, How She Died, How I Lived, 6 PM at Raleigh Court Library Jan. 16: Soul… Continue reading ★ Winter Readings and Events

★ Reading Resolutions for 2019

Setting goals and measuring progress can be fun, especially where books are involved. Here are some suggestions for fun, literary resolutions that you might consider in 2019. Set a reading goal. Use a tracking tool like Goodreads' Reading Challenge. (If you're a member of Goodreads, join the BOOK CITY ★Roanoke group to connect with local readers.… Continue reading ★ Reading Resolutions for 2019