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Book City ★ Roanoke

23 EpisodesProduced by Book City MediaWebsite

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.

23 Episodes | 2019 - 2020

Kris Spisak ★ Empowerment in the editing process

April 13th, 2020

27:23

Roanoke native Kris Spisak writes, edits, and coaches writers through professional services, a podcast, a blog, two books, and creative workshops. In this conversation with BOOK CITY Roanoke's Douglas Jackson, Spisak …

Book No Further's Doloris Vest ★ Behind the scenes at Roanoke's independent book store

March 27th, 2020

27:23

We caught up with Doloris Vest, proprietor of Book No Further, the independent book store on Roanoke's historic city market to get a glimpse behind …

The Revivalist's' Mark Lynn Ferguson ★ Roanoke in the Appalachian South

March 13th, 2020

33:17

Celebrating 10 years of "Word from the Appalachian South," The Revivalist's Mark Lynn Ferguson reflects on Appalachian craft, food and literature in a conversation with BOOK CITY Roanoke's Douglas Jackson. 

Ferguson …

Sandee McGlaun ★ Writing, healing and crafting a nonfiction voice

March 5th, 2020

34:59

Sandee McGlaun is an associate professor of English and the director of the writing center at Roanoke College. She writes nonfiction as well as …

Artist Napoleon Jones-Henderson ★ On building a collective and creating with purpose

February 27th, 2020

33:18

Artist Napoleon Jones-Henderson recently installed a sculptural series, "Rhapsody in Knowledge," in front of Roanoke's Melrose Library. In this …

Urban Gardener Cameron Terry ★ Cultivating Community Good

February 20th, 2020

30:41

Urban gardener Cameron Terry began Garden Variety Harvests in 2017. The businesses borrows other people's land to grow fresh produce for the Roanoke market. In this episode of the podcast, Cam talks with BOOK CITY ★ …

Ashley Wilson Fellers ★ Radical Revision and the Personal Renaissance

February 14th, 2020

23:08

Contemplative photographer and writer Ashley Wilson Fellers is creative on a number of fronts including poetry, painting, and photography. She's currently asking the question: "What can I do with my gifts?" 

Artist Katherine Devine ★ Reading & Laughter in a Life of Creativity

February 6th, 2020

23:34

Artist Katherine Devine joins host Douglas Jackson for a discussion of books that have shaped her identity as an artist. "Writing and Reading is really how I make decisions about my life," says Katherine.

In the sense …

Hoot & Holler's Lee Hunsaker ★ Profound Stories and the Support of a Community

January 30th, 2020

23:36

Lee Hunsaker returned to Roanoke to "live authentically" near the mountains and her family. She tells us about rediscovering her true love of writing and stories and the idea for a story hoedown that's grown into a …

Roanoke City Council Member Bill Bestpitch ★ "You oughta be reading something."

January 23rd, 2020

25:50

Season two of the BOOK CITY ★ Roanoke podcast continues with a conversation with four-term Roanoke City Council Member Bill Bestpitch. Bestpitch offers reflections on his reading life, Roanoke's progress, and the …

Journalist Christina Nifong ★ Gathering Nourishing Stories

January 16th, 2020

28:04

Season two of the BOOK CITY ★ Roanoke podcast launches with a conversation with freelance journalist and local foods advocate Christina Nifong. In her profiles of Roanoke area residents, Nifong plays the …

Reader and Placemaker Brad Stephens ★ Reading and Writing as an Act of Rebellion

September 29th, 2019

29:18

Our exploration of Identity and Action wraps with podcast producer Brad Stephens. In this episode, Brad and Douglas Jackson look back at the entire season. Of course, we'll talk about books, many of this seasons' guests …

Jeanne Larsen, Writer ★ On writing and the word constructs we are

September 20th, 2019

24:27

The exploration of Identity and Action continues with Writer Jeanne Larsen.  With the poet, novelist, and essayist we explore how the written word shapes our sense of self and how we put that into work in the world …

Roanoke Vice Mayor Joe Cobb ★ Creating the space for ourselves and each other

September 12th, 2019

29:03

Identity and Action: We continue exploring how the written word shapes our sense of self and how we put that into work in the world around us with a conversation with City of Roanoke Vice Mayor Joe Cobb. In this episode …

Poet Ashley Rhame ★ Uncovering ourselves through poetry

September 5th, 2019

25:04

Identity and Action: Season one of the BOOK CITY ★ Roanoke podcast continues with poet Ashley Rhame.  Ashley writes and performs with astonishing frequency. She's active in bringing people together in The Speakeasy, …

Public Historian Gregory Samantha Rosenthal ★ Lesbian cat fiction and a collected past in the Roanoke LGBT Memorial Library

August 29th, 2019

26:38

Identity and Action: Season one of the BOOK CITY ★ Roanoke podcast continues with Gregory Samantha Rosenthal.  Dr. Rosenthal, an assistant professor …

Roanoke County Libraries' Shari Henry ★ Technology and Empathy in the Library's Welcoming Space (Episode 1.6)

August 22nd, 2019

26:38

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 …

Cathryn Hankla ★ Roaming with the self through books and LOST PLACES (Episode 1.5)

August 15th, 2019

26:04

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, …

Star City Reads' Marissa Mazek Blankinship ★ I might as well be hugging a book (Episode 1.4)

August 8th, 2019

25:34

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 …

Soul Sessions' Bryan Hancock ★ Sharing the Human Experience (Episode 1.3)

August 1st, 2019

25:38

Identity and Action: Season one of the BOOK CITY ★ Roanoke podcast continues with a conversation with Bryan Hancock, the founder and host of Soul …

Ben Bazak and Gail Steele ★ On David Brooks' The Second Mountain (Episode 1.2)

July 25th, 2019

32:26

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 …

Heath Hardage Lee ★ Women in Action: Learning from hidden histories (Episode 1.1)

July 18th, 2019

27:09

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 …

Book City ★ Roanoke Trailer

July 14th, 2019

1:54

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 …

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