★ Upcoming Book Events

FEBRUARYFeb. 26 ★ Pathways to Publishing Panel, 7 PM at Roanoke CollegeFeb. 27 & 28 ★ Marilyn Chin at HollinsFeb. 28 ★ Under Land discussion, 1 PM at Raleigh Court Library Book Club Feb. 28 -  Mar. 1 ★ Mysticon Feb. 29 ★ Chris Strom, Brooklyn to Baghdad, 1 PM at Book No FurtherMARCHMar. 3 ★ Doris Kearns Goodwin,… Continue reading ★ Upcoming Book Events

★ Cultivating community good with Cameron Terry of Garden Variety Harvests (Podcast 2.6)

Urban gardener Cameron Terry began Garden Variety Harvests in 2017. The businesses borrows other people's land to grow fresh produce for the Roanoke market. In this episode of the podcast, Cam talks with Douglas Jackson about books that continue to shape the strategy and spirit with which he's connecting local residents with local food. There's… Continue reading ★ Cultivating community good with Cameron Terry of Garden Variety Harvests (Podcast 2.6)

★ Desert Island Reads: Blue Ridge Literacy’s Sara Geres

What books would you choose if you could read just five, desert-island-style, over and over and over again? That’s the question BOOK CITY ★ Roanoke contributor Ashley Wilson Fellers will ask local writers, booksellers and literacy advocates in the a fresh series, Desert Island Reads. In this installment, Ashley checks in with Sara Geres, program director at… Continue reading ★ Desert Island Reads: Blue Ridge Literacy’s Sara Geres

★ Sunday: Cassandra King Conroy At South County Library

Cassandra King Conroy will talk about her new book,  Tell Me a Story: My Life with Pat Conroy, Sunday at 2 PM at South County Library. Conroy is an award-winning author of novels, nonfiction, short stories, magazine articles, and essays. She has taught creative writing on the college level, conducted corporate writing seminars, and worked… Continue reading ★ Sunday: Cassandra King Conroy At South County Library

★ Ashley Wilson Fellers: Radical Revision and the Personal Renaissance (Podcast Episode 2.5)

Contemplative photographer and writer Ashley Wilson Fellers is creative on a number of fronts including poetry, painting, and photography. She's currently asking the question: "What can I do with my gifts?" Intentionally disrupting her life is a creative jolt jointly undertaken with husband Thomas Fellers. "I am at a place where I just want to… Continue reading ★ Ashley Wilson Fellers: Radical Revision and the Personal Renaissance (Podcast Episode 2.5)

★ Poet Laureate Joy Harjo at Hollins

Joy Harjo, the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States and the first Native American to hold the title, will speak in the Hollins University Theatre on Monday, February 10, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Harjo is a member of the Mvskoke Nation and belongs… Continue reading ★ Poet Laureate Joy Harjo at Hollins

★ Artist Katherine Devine: Reading and laughter in a life of creativity (Podcast Episode 2.4)

Roanoke artist Katherine Devine joins host Douglas Jackson for a discussion of books that have shaped her identity as an artist. "Writing and Reading is really how I make decisions about my life," says Katherine. In the sense of personal transformation, Katherine is steadily at work. If you're a fan of memoir and art, creative… Continue reading ★ Artist Katherine Devine: Reading and laughter in a life of creativity (Podcast Episode 2.4)

★ STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING Book Club Notes

Tonight's session on the final chapters of Stamped from the Beginning will feature Vice Mayor Joe Cobb as our guest presenter. Note that notes and videos from the sessions are posted here at our landing page. For convenience, they're also shown below. BACKGROUND In collaboration with Roanoke Public Libraries builds, the Stamped from the Beginning… Continue reading ★ STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING Book Club Notes