Lion Forge: Haphaven by Norm Harper, illustrated by Louie Joyce


Writing About Place in Fiction and Non Fiction

Hollins graduate Lee Zacharias reads from her new novel, Across the Great Lake, and discusses writing about place with Cathryn Hankla, Hollins professor and author of Lost Places  Friday, November 9 at 7 pm. 

Zacharias is Emerita Professor of English at University of North Carolina Greensboro and the author of two other novels and a collection of short stories.

Cathyrn Hankla has written 14 books including Lost Places: On Losing and Finding HomeGalaxiesGreat Bear and Fortune Teller Miracle Fish. She is chair of the Hollins University English and Creative Writing program and was the inaugural director of the Jackson Center for Creative Writing.

A signing will follow the presentation. Books are available in advance in the store or online and at the event. More details.

Ethan Hawke film with Author Sybil Rosen. 

Sybil Rosen, Roanoke native and author of "Living in the Woods jn a Tree" following a showing of its moving adapatation Tuesday, Nov. 13, 7 pm at the Grandin Theatre. "Blaze", an Ethan Hawke film, depicts Rosen's time living with folk artist Blaze Foley in the early and mid-1970s. 

Rosen, a 1968 Patrick Henry High School graduate, spent several years with Foley during the time he was known at Deputy Dog.

A signing will be held after the film. Admission to the film  is $9.75; tickets can be purchased in advance. The book is available in the store or online in advance and at the Grandin during the event. More details.


This eclectic makers' faire returns to 16 West on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 16 & 17.