Do you have a resolution to be more involved in your community in 2018? It's clear in this clip of Dar Williams and Beth Macy in conversation on Dec. 11 that building positive proximity can be a lot of fun. Here's a little inspiration: watch the clip on YouTube. ★ .
https://www.facebook.com/BookCityRoanoke/videos/284907902031590/ Click above to watch Beth Macy and Dar Williams in conversation on the BOOK CITY ★ Roanoke stage. The event was sold out, but you don't have to miss a moment. Special thanks to production team lead Denise Allen Membreno at New Moon Creative Media. Learn more about Dar Williams and What I Found in a Thousand… Continue reading ★ Dar Williams and Beth Macy from the BOOK CITY ★ Roanoke Stage
Finding Roanoke! Can't wait for next week's Positive Proximity conversation with Dar Williams and Beth Macy? Get a preview in this CityWorks' Big Ideas for Better Places conversation. Brad Stephens interviewed Dar Williams on the occasion of September's release of What I Found in a Thousand Towns. The result is an engaging, enlightening conversation and just… Continue reading ★ Big Ideas for Better Places Podcast featuring Dar Williams
Maureen McNamara Best hosted the November 13 conversation on Dar Williams’ What I Found in a Thousand Towns. Weaving together a variety of voices, the lively discussion on the role of local food in the community included 34 people and was held at organization’s commercial kitchen on Patterson Avenue in the West End. Maureen's professional experience… Continue reading ★ Finding Roanoke: Maureen McNamara Best on the local food connection
In the next Finding Roanoke conversation, the Local Environmental Agriculture Project will host a conversation on local food and vibrant communities. Susanna Thornton of Thornfield Farm will be one of the local farmers participating, and she talked with us as a quick preview of the evening. BOOK CITY ★ Roanoke: On the website for Thornfield… Continue reading ★ Finding Roanoke with Susanna Thornton of Thornfield Farms
We're three chapters into Roanoke's lively discussion of Dar Williams' What I Found in a Thousand Towns. Here's the update on the weekly series: Forty people gathered on the Sweet Donkey patio with owners Dustin Eshelman and Ann-Maree White and host Brent Stevens. The topic: how a business can help build community, how the community can help shape… Continue reading ★ Finding Roanoke: Update and Coming Events
"Roanoke’s identity as a great place to live grows from the work of individuals and organizations. But how does it all come together? The answer may be ‘positive proximity.’" From the Oct. 4 Roanoke Times. Read the opinion piece in the October 4 Roanoke Times for an overview of the Finding Roanoke discussion series based on… Continue reading ★ Finding Roanoke: Today in the Roanoke Times and Thursday night at Sweet Donkey
Congratulations to Dar Williams on the publication of What I Found in a Thousand Towns: A Traveling Musician's Guide to Rebuilding America's Communities One Coffee Shop, Dog Run, & Open-Mike Night at a Time. BOOK CITY ★ Roanoke will welcome Dar to Roanoke on December 11. Leading up to the event, we'll have chapter discussions… Continue reading ★ Dar Williams’ WHAT I FOUND IN A THOUSAND TOWNS Now Available