★ Marking National Poetry Month with Carilion Clinic’s Angela Charlton

Carilion Clinic's Dr. Robert L.A. Keeley Healing Arts Program understands the power of words. At least two of the artists in residence have been writers; the Burden Boat transforms words of personal struggle in a ritual of community healing; and Poetry in the Waiting Room touches guests and patients across the healthcare system on a daily basis.… Continue reading ★ Marking National Poetry Month with Carilion Clinic’s Angela Charlton

★ 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

★ Drawing from the beauty of this world: Jim Minick at Hollins’ Lex Allen Literary Festival April 7

Jim Minick will return to the region for Hollins University's Lex Allen Literary Festival on April 7, reading from his most recent work, Fire is Your Water.  Minick is an assistant professor at Augusta University and core faculty in Converse College's low-residency MFA program. He formerly taught at Radford University and will also appear at the… Continue reading ★ Drawing from the beauty of this world: Jim Minick at Hollins’ Lex Allen Literary Festival April 7

★ Rebels with a cause: Heath Lee on groundbreaking women and Liza Mundy’s April 4 visit

Author and North Cross School alumna Liza Mundy will visit Roanoke on April 4. The author of Code Girls: The Untold Story of American Women Code Breakers of World War II (Hachette, 2017) will speak onstage at North Cross School with women’s history biographer Heath Hardage Lee from 2 to 4 PM. That evening Mundy will give a… Continue reading ★ Rebels with a cause: Heath Lee on groundbreaking women and Liza Mundy’s April 4 visit

★ Behind the scenes of Roanoke’s live literary events in Nifong’s SWVA Living article

The Roanoke Times' seasonal lifestyle magazine SWVA Living features an article on a suite of live literary events happening around Roanoke. "A New Chapter" by freelance writer Christina Nifong in the Spring 2018 issue features the folks behind Hoot and Holler (a monthly The Moth-like storytelling event), Words3 (poetry and prose read by local writers), and Soul Sessions (a… Continue reading ★ Behind the scenes of Roanoke’s live literary events in Nifong’s SWVA Living article

★ Carilion Clinic Artist-in-Residence Meighan Sharp on the exhibition of Poems in the Waiting Room

On Sunday, March 11, visitors and staff at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital looked on as Artist-in-Residence Meighan Sharp and Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist (and arts advocate) Angela Charlton installed 27 large-format framed poems in the gallery in the hospital lobby. Celebrating the 14th issue of Poems in the Waiting Room, Sharp and Charlton have curated a retrospective of the… Continue reading ★ Carilion Clinic Artist-in-Residence Meighan Sharp on the exhibition of Poems in the Waiting Room

★ Tim Thornton named 2018 Writer on the Bus

On March 1st, Roanoke’s Art by Bus program announced Tim Thornton as the 2018 Writer on the Bus. A component of Art by Bus, Writer on the Bus is a joint effort of Ride Solutions, the Roanoke Arts Commission and Valley Metro, highlighting public transportation in the region with literary, performing, and visual arts. Tim… Continue reading ★ Tim Thornton named 2018 Writer on the Bus

★ Melody Warnick loves where she writes

Melody Warnick tapped the resources and skills she developed as a freelance journalist to create a compendium of community engagement and placemaking strategies. This Is Where You Belong: Finding Home Wherever You Are (Viking/Penguin, 2016) is both personal essay and how-to guide, encouraging creative and committed participation in the world around us. The world around Warnick is… Continue reading ★ Melody Warnick loves where she writes

★ Truevine presentation at Harrison Museum tonight (Monday, 2-26)

Support the Harrison Museum of African American Culture after work this evening by attending Beth Macy's presentation on  her book Truevine. The cost of the museum fundraiser is $20. The reception begins at 5:30 PM; the presentation at 6:15 PM. The museum is on the second level of Center in the Square in downtown Roanoke at… Continue reading ★ Truevine presentation at Harrison Museum tonight (Monday, 2-26)