★ A little 2018 inspiration: How to be a Julie McCoy in your own town

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. ★     .

★ Dar Williams and Beth Macy from the BOOK CITY ★ Roanoke Stage

    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: Update and Coming Events

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

★ Finding Roanoke: Today in the Roanoke Times and Thursday night at Sweet Donkey

"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

★ Dar Williams’ WHAT I FOUND IN A THOUSAND TOWNS Now Available

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