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
Think of it: an 18 wheeler filled with books - 40,000 of them. That many words could form a novella. That many books can help shape the reading capacity of a generation in a community. But they don't just hop off the truck and into the hands of organizations and families. Volunteer to help sort… Continue reading ★ Roanoke’s BIG book event: Volunteer for Books on Wheels October 3 – 7
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
The first newsletter just rolled out with our early tallies of progress. Read it here.
No, it's not a tribute to Michael Jackson. It's your chance to hear graduating MFA students read from their creative works: Thursday night, May 4th, in Hollins' Green Drawing Room at 8:15 PM. Surely there will be poetry, prose, fancy footwork, and warm wishes for the readers: may they live rewarding lives surrounded by words. And… Continue reading ★ The Last Moonwalk: Thursday, May 4