Book City ★ Roanoke

Book City ★ Roanoke

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Authors, readers, and resident city builders gather in BOOK CITY ★ Roanoke to discuss how the written word shapes our identity and helps us act in the world. BOOK CITY ★ Roanoke projects explore engagement and equity at the intersection of books and place.


Roanoke County Libraries’ Shari Henry ★ Technology and Empathy in the Library’s Welcoming Space (Episode 1.6)
Aug 22 • 26 min
Identity and Action: Season one of the BOOK CITY ★ Roanoke podcast continues with Roanoke County Director of Library Services Shari Henry. This season we’re looking at our engagement with the written word—how it shapes our identity and how we put that…
Cathryn Hankla ★ Roaming with the self through books and LOST PLACES (Episode 1.5)
Aug 15 • 26 min
Identity and Action: Season one of the BOOK CITY ★ Roanoke podcast continues with writer, artist, and professor Cathryn Hankla, author most recently of Lost Places: On Losing and Finding Home (Mercer University Press, 2018). The works brings together…
Star City Reads’ Marissa Mazek Blankinship ★ I might as well be hugging a book (Episode 1.4)
Aug 8 • 25 min
Identity and Action: Season one of the BOOK CITY ★ Roanoke podcast continues with a conversation with Marisa Mazek Blankinship, Roanoke Public Libraries staff member, writer, reader, and point person in the city’s collective literacy action. She…
Soul Sessions’ Bryan Hancock ★ Sharing the Human Experience (Episode 1.3)
Aug 1 • 25 min
Identity and Action: Season one of the BOOK CITY ★ Roanoke podcast continues with a conversation with Bryan Hancock, the founder and host of Soul Sessions, Roanoke’s open-mic spoken word evening. Also known as performer Harvest Blaque, Hancock has built a…
Ben Bazak and Gail Steele ★ On David Brooks’ The Second Mountain (Episode 1.2)
Jul 25 • 32 min
Identity and Action: Season one of the BOOK CITY ★ Roanoke podcast continues with a conversation with Ben Bazak and Gail Steele of the Raleigh Court Library Book Club for a discussion of David Brooks’ The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life…
Heath Hardage Lee ★ Women in Action: Learning from hidden histories (Episode 1.1)
Jul 18 • 27 min
Identity and Action: Season one of the BOOK CITY ★ Roanoke podcast launches with a conversation with biographer and curator Heath Hardage Lee. This season we look at our engagement with the written word. How it shapes our identity and how we put that into…
Book City ★ Roanoke Trailer
Jul 14 • 1 min
Authors, readers, and resident city builders gather in BOOK CITY ★ Roanoke to discuss how the written word shapes our identity and helps us act in the world. BOOK CITY ★ Roanoke projects explore engagement and equity at the intersection of books and place.