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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.


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

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 and what these conversations are adding up to, touching on the following and more:

  • empathy and books, 
  • books and the unlikeable,
  • writing and wisdom, and
  • the complexity of the self

Brad has worked for years in finding ways to encourage positive action and support ambitious efforts to improve our community. He's also a good reader and in this episode, he shares some of the books from his shelf and even one he hasn't been able to make it through. He also tells of his journaling strategy, which might make an impression on you. 

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