Ferrum College to Host Roanoke Valley Reads Event

The evening of activities will allow children and adults to celebrate reading together.

Ferrum, Va. (Oct. 22, 2013) – Ferrum College and the Roanoke Valley Reads organization will host A Special Look into RVR’s Book Selections on Mon., Oct. 28, 2013 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the Learning Commons Classrooms in Stanley Library on campus. Using the viewpoints of different generations and a variety of academic perspectives, participants in this family reading event will explore the three Appalachian books chosen for the 2013 Roanoke Valley Reads program. The evening is free and open to the public.

The College’s Appalachian Cluster faculty 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 the 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.

Afterward, everyone will gather for light refreshments and share what they have learned.

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About Roanoke Valley Reads from their website: “Roanoke Valley Reads (RVR) is an annual community-wide reading experience in which people across the Valley read a chosen book then come together to discuss it and attend activities related to themes in the book.” Learn more at www.roanokevalleyreads.com.