The Podcast

Catch voices from BOOK CITY ★ Roanoke wherever you listen to podcasts, or click on the episode below. Expect about half an hour of great conversation on our City Builders: local people using books and literary talent to live better lives and improve our corner of the world.

SEASON TWO: MY NEXT CHAPTER: Books, writing, and the personal renaissance. 

2.1) Christina Nifong ★ On the gathering of Nourishing Stories 
2.2)  Bill Bestpitch ★ “You oughta be reading something.”
2.3)  Lee HunsakerProfound stories and the support of a community
2.4)  Katherine DevineReading & laughter in a creative life
2.5)  Ashley Wilson FellersRadical revision and the personal renaissance
2.6)  Cameron Terry Cultivating community good 
2.7)  Napoleon Jones-HendersonOn building a collective & creating with purpose
2.8)  Sandee McGlaunOn crafting a nonfiction voice
2.9)  Mark FergusonRoanoke in the Appalachian South
2.10)  Doloris Vest Behind the scenes at Roanoke’s Indy Bookstore
2.11) Kris Spisak Empowerment in the writing process

SEASON ONE: IDENTITY AND ACTION: How we engage with the written word to better understand ourselves and act in the world around us.

1.1) Heath Hardage LeeWomen in Action: Learning from hidden histories
1.2) Ben Bazak and Gail SteeleOn The Second Mountain
1.3) Soul Sessions’ Bryan HancockSharing the Human Experience
1.4) Marissa Mazek BlankinshipI might as well be hugging a book
1.5) Cathryn HanklaOn Roaming with the Self and Books through Lost Places
1.6) Shari HenryTechnology and empathy in the library’s welcoming space
1.7) Gregory Samantha RosenthalLesbian cat fiction and a collected past at the Roanoke Memorial LGBT Library
1.8) Ashley Rhame ★ Uncovering ourselves through poetry
1.9) Vice Mayor Joe Cobb ★ Creating the space for ourselves and others
1.10) Jeanne Larsen ★  On writing and the word constructs we are
1.11) Brad Stephens ★ Writing and reading as an act of rebellion



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STAY TUNED in 2020 for Season 2 – The Next Chapter: Books, writing and the personal renaissance.