A Special Look into the Appalachian Book Selections: Lifelong Learning through Multiple
Monday, October 28, 2013
Stanley Library | 6:30 – 8:00pm
Whether you were born in 1960 or 2010, before, after, or in-between, this program
is for you!
Ferrum College is sponsoring a reading event where we’ll use the lenses of different
generations and a variety of academic perspectives to explore the three Appalachian
books chosen for the 2013 Roanoke Valley Reads program.
Three professors from Ferrum’s Appalachian Cluster program will lead a lively, interactive
discussion with adults and young people about the sociological, literary, and environmental
themes found in two novels, David Baldacci’s Wish You Well and Ruth White’s Belle Prater’s Boy.
For the younger members of our community, Ferrum College students will host a storytime
and talking circle involving Paul Brett Johnson’s Jack Outwits the Giant, followed by craft and performance activities.
Then everyone across the generations will gather for light refreshments and share
what they have learned. Come join us to celebrate reading — TOGETHER!
For more information, please contact Brandi Porter at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Roanoke Valley Reads website. All three books are also available for purchase at the college bookstore.