★ Roanoke Writer’s Collective: Rachel Barton on shaping a creative life

The Roanoke Writer’s Collective meets most Sunday afternoons at a local coffee shop for an hour of writing. Monthly, they host peer workshops. Organized by 2016 Roanoke College graduate Rachel Barton, the group is very welcoming to new members. If this supportive group looks like a fit, contact Rachel below about attending the next session.… Continue reading ★ Roanoke Writer’s Collective: Rachel Barton on shaping a creative life

★ New Connections Book Club: Let’s Talk

How do we talk with each other about important issues? Katherine Devine pulled this book group together after a conversation with Delegate Sam Rasoul. Now, we're happy to announce that the group has grown and enjoys the support of a great partner: Roanoke County Public Library. New Connections: Let's Talk is an ongoing discussion series. We… Continue reading ★ New Connections Book Club: Let’s Talk

★ Hayleigh Worgan on chaos and creating complex characters

Hayleigh Worgan

Words surround Hayleigh Worgan. By day, the 2011 Roanoke College graduate can be found connecting young people to books in the Young Adult department of the South Roanoke County Library. She’s also the editorial director of Bella Magazine. And at 27, the writer and visual artist has a YA novel and a collection of poetry… Continue reading ★ Hayleigh Worgan on chaos and creating complex characters

★ Writer by Bus Dragovich to be featured at Oct. 10 Write Night

Shari Dragovich, the 2017 Writer by Bus will read at the Raleigh Court Branch Library Write Night on Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 6 PM. Each year the Ride Solutions, in partnership with the Greater Roanoke Transit Co., and the Roanoke Arts Commission, sponsors a transportation based writer-in-residence. This year's Writer by Bus, Dragovich -a Roanoke based blogger… Continue reading ★ Writer by Bus Dragovich to be featured at Oct. 10 Write Night

★ Home and away with Tracee de Hahn

Tracee de Hahn is the author of Swiss Vendetta, the first of the Agnes Lüthi mysteries published by St. Martins/Minotaur. Book two, A Well-Timed Murder, is scheduled for release in Feb 2018. She took a break from edits on her second book to talk with us about her inspirations. BOOK CITY ★ Roanoke: Let's start with your… Continue reading ★ Home and away with Tracee de Hahn

★ Roanoke Readers: The longstanding Salem Young Women’s Book Club

Founded in 1993, the Salem Young Women's Book Club actually began as the Salem Women's Book Club. When one generation invited in the next, they added the descriptor. With an atypical format, they're a well structured group, which contributes to a near quarter-century run. Current President Carol Buriak filled us in on how it all… Continue reading ★ Roanoke Readers: The longstanding Salem Young Women’s Book Club

★ Get counted in the BOOK CITY Book Club Census

How many active book clubs do we have in the region? We think it would be fun to know. Help us get a count by registering your group with BOOK CITY ★ Roanoke. (Your club can remain a private group, but we'll count your number of readers and list your club below.) Submit a listing and… Continue reading ★ Get counted in the BOOK CITY Book Club Census