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Monday, July 15, 2013
Children’s author Fran Cannon Slayton
Slayton, the author of “When the Whistle Blows,” a growing-up tale of the railroad in the 1940s, will speak. Presented by Hollins University’s graduate programs in children’s literature and children’s book illustration.
When: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Wyndham Robertson Library, Hollins University
Writers Series Class: Memoirs
Karen Swallow Prior, author of the literary memoir “Booked: Literature in the Soul of Me,” will teach this month’s Roanoke Regional Writers Conference Writers Series class on memoir writing.
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Community High School, downtown Roanoke
Author Talk and Signing: Sharyn McCrumb
Southern author Sharyn McCrumb, best known for her Appalachian ballad novels, will talk about her books and her writings. After the program McCrumb will be available to sign books that guests bring with them, and “The Ballad of Tom Dooley” and “The Ballad of Frankie Silver” will be available for purchase.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Glenvar Branch Library, Salem
Family Day '40s Festival
Discover the lessons and legacy of World War II through Victory Garden projects, book signings, conversations with veterans, story stations, live entertainment, art contests, crafts and more.
When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: National D-Day Memorial, 3 Overlord Circle, Bedford
Cost: Adults, $8; students, free
Su Clauson-Wicker will be signing copies of her book “Scenic Routes & Byways West Virginia” and handing out free maps of West Virginia.
When: Noon to 2 p.m.
Where: Barnes & Noble, Christiansburg
19th Annual Francelia Butler Student Conference on Children’s Literature
The conference features a keynote address by Karen Coats, professor of English at Illinois State University and author of “Looking Glasses and Neverlands: Lacan, Desire, and Subjectivity in Children’s Literature,” which earned a Children’s Literature Association Honor Award for Best Book in Literary Criticism in Children’s Literature. Presented by Hollins University’s graduate programs in children’s literature and children’s book illustration.
When: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Wetherill Visual Arts Center, Hollins University
Cultural Reflections Series: “More Courage than Fear”
Novelists Judy Light Ayyildiz and Betsy Ashton will discuss heroines who bend the rules without breaking the spirit. As novelists, Ayyildiz and Ashton create strong women who go through trauma and survive well. They invite the audience to share experiences. Those interested in writing may stay after the discussion for a one-hour writer workshop.
When: 3 to 4 p.m.
Where: Bower Center for the Arts, 305 N. Bridge St., Bedford
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