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Internationally acclaimed Italian-American tenor Marco Panuccio comes to Blacksburg, Virginia to present his nationally-renowned holiday concert series, "O Holy Night ~ An Evening of Holiday Song." Hi [ ... ]
At approximately 7:56 a.m. Radford City Police and Emergency Medical Services were dispatched to the intersection of University Drive and East Main Street, to respond to a pedestrian struck by a vehic [ ... ]
On December 5th, the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce celebrated local business successes at its Annual Dinner and Awards at the Inn at Virginia Tech. The crowd of close to 400 business leaders a [ ... ]
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This is Blacksburg's list of Holiday Parade Winners for 2013. Congratulations to all and thanks to everyone who attended.
The Christiansburg Police Department ICAC Unit (Internet Crimes Against Children) served a search warrant on December 4 in the 200 block of Ellett Drive in reference to suspected distribution of child [ ... ]
The Pulaski County Humane Society invites you to take a chance on winning a dog or cat themed basket chocked full of amazing trinkets for pets and people alike. The Doggie basket sports a handmade Vir [ ... ]
The Blue Ridge Center for Chinese Medicine is presenting a Fermenting Vegetables Workshop on Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 10:00-11:30 AM with Agatha Grimsley. This workshop offers great insights i [ ... ]
Christiansburg police officers responded to a call in reference to a woman passed out in a car in the 2300 block of Roanoke St. at 3:14 a.m. Monday. Upon search of the vehicle, items that appeared to [ ... ]
On Monday morning just after midnight, Radford Police and Emergency Medical Services were dispatched to the 100 Block of East Main Street in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival personnel located a [ ... ]
Celebrate this holiday season with the gift of giving! Bring an unwrapped toy donation to the Christiansburg Aquatic Center from December 16 until December 21 and receive a free daily admission pass t [ ... ]
And so, the holidays are upon us. How is this year coming down for you? Are you feeling lots of HO! HO! HO! holiday cheer or is it more like the mega holiday stress filled with endless OH NO’s!? And [ ... ]
- Category: Radford
- Published on Tuesday, May 01 2012 06:29
- Written by NRVNews
McElmurray and Bathanti will teach the first and second weeks, respectively, and give public readings. Guest speakers Thorpe Moeckel and Anne Shelby also will give readings.
Classes both weeks will be Monday through Friday from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Evening readings will be at 7:30 p.m. in McConnell Library.
This year's dates and speakers are:
June 5. Karen McElmurray, author of "The Motel of the Stars," "Surrendered Child: A Birth Mother's Journey" and "Strange Birds in the Tree of Heaven." She is an assistant professor of creative writing at Georgia College and State University.
June 7. Thorpe Moeckel, author of poetry collections "Venison," "Making a Map of the River" and "Odd Botany." He is a former Kenan Visiting Writer at UNC-Chapel Hill and teaches in the writing program at Hollins University.
June 12. Joseph Bathanti, a widely published author whose works include "Coventry," "East Liberty," "They Changed the State: The Legacy of North Carolina's Visiting Artists, 1971-1995" and "The High Heart." He is a professor of creative writing at Appalachian State University.
June 14. Anne Shelby, author of "Can a Democrat Get into Heaven? Politics, Religion and Other Things You Ain’t Supposed to Talk About" and "Appalachian Studies." She is a frequent columnist for Kentucky newspapers. \
Established in 1978, the Highland Summer Conference is one of the longest-running credit-based creative writing workshops in the Southeast. The annual course is an opportunity for people of all ages and careers to polish their creative and expository writing skills with works focusing primarily on the culture of the Appalachian region.