Artemis, a pioneer non-profit cultural organization, is hosting a Fall Poetry Reading in the Green Drawing Room at Hollins University, October 30, 2014 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. The readers will feature poets that were published in this year’s journal: Thorpe Moeckel, Jeanne Larsen, Amanda Cockrell, Mary Crockett Hill, Judy Ayyildiz, Felicia Mitchell, Barbara Stout, Dave Wiseman, Brad Burkholder, and Curt Alderson. Our poetry editor, Maurice Ferguson will read poems in memorial to the Hollins professor, Eric Trethewey. Eric was a highly revered writer for his teaching and writing and was extensively involved in the first publishing venture of Artemis.
Oct. 20 -- We had loads of national book news this past week.
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For all those Hoos and recent Hokies living in Roanoke these days, a familiar face has popped up in the City Market Building. The Marco & Luca Dumpling Store began in Charlottesville years ago, growing to three locations there and expanding to University Mall in Blacksburg last year. The Star City location opened in May, bringing the store’s brand of simple Asian cuisine to downtown Roanoke.
With the 25th anniversary of “The Alchemist” in the air, I couldn’t go anywhere without seeing a copy of Paulo Coelho’s bestseller on the bookshelves. And with good reason.