★ Macy in Fincastle March 11

If you haven't gotten a chance to hear Beth Macy discuss Truevine, head out to the Fincastle Library (11 Academy St.) on Saturday, March 11, at 11 AM. Pulling together a variety of histories with contemporary reportage, Macy's a fine ringmaster of this circus tale. But no matter how compelling you found the story, you'll appreciate it even more after hearing the author… Continue reading ★ Macy in Fincastle March 11

★ Affrilachian Poets in Roanoke March 15, Ferrum March 3/16

Hear readings by Kentucky Poet Laureate emeritus Frank X Walker and several other Affrilachian Poets, including Dorian Hairston, Asha French, Bernard Clay, and Yvonne Johnson, at two free events in the area this week. Wednesday, 3/15, at 6 PM: Mill Mountain Theatre’s Waldron Stage (20 Church Avenue SE, Roanoke) Thursday, 3/16, at 7 PM: Ferrum College's Franklin… Continue reading ★ Affrilachian Poets in Roanoke March 15, Ferrum March 3/16

★ Tippett at Hollins March 5

If you're a fan of the radio show and podcast On Being, then it's probably already on your radar that on-air personality and author Krista Tippett will be at Hollins Sunday evening, March 5, at 7:30. The duPont Chapel doors open at 6:30 and seats are first come-first served. If you aren't already hooked on Tippett's… Continue reading ★ Tippett at Hollins March 5