Roanoke Valley Reads Event

A Special Look into the Appalachian Book Selections: Lifelong Learning through Multiple Lenses 

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 or visit the Roanoke Valley Reads website. All three books are also available for purchase at the college bookstore.