Readings and Author Events

reading2.png Use the BOOK CITY Calendar to connect at readings with local and nationally known authors.

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The Big Picture on Annual Events


★ Set a reading goal for the year
★ Hollins/Mill Mountain Theatre Winter Festival of New Works (January-February)
★ Check the Roanoke Times Back Cover Blog for the annual book activity.

★ Virginia Festival of the Book
★ Lex Allen Literary Festival 
 Jackson Poetry Reading (April)
 Roanoke Book and Author Dinner (April)
 Roanoke Author Invasion (April)
★ The Wyndham Robertson Library Hike at Hollins University (April)
★ Writer by Bus (April-March)

READ LOCAL: A celebration of local authors (May)
★ Artemis Annual Issue Launch Party  (May)
★ Tinker Mountain Writers Workshop Readings (June)

★ Hollins / Mill Mountain Summer Festival of Play Readings (August)

★ Fredericksburg Independent Book Festival

★ Artemis Annual Poetry Reading at Hollins (November)
★ Hollins Creative Writing Faculty Harvest Reading (November)

Shop local, Read Local: Buy well chosen books for holiday gifts.