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Book City ★ Roanoke

12 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.

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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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