Who is participating this year by reading “Wish You Well” by David Baldacci? Or the two children’s books Roanoke Valley Reads picked this year. Mark your calendar:
October 17, 7 p.m., Jefferson Center
David Baldacci kicks off this year’s Roanoke Valley Reads event.
October 24, 5-9 p.m., Taubman Museum of Art
Sara Elizabeth Timmons, creative director of Life Out Loud Films, talks about adapting “Wish You Well” for the screen.
October 28, 6:30-8 p.m., Ferrum College
A look at the sociological, literary and environmental themes of “Wish You Well” and Roanoke Valley Reads’ two children’s books: “Belle Prater’s Boy” and “Jack Outwits the Giants.”
October 29, 7 p.m., WVTF/RADIO IQ Broadcast Center
The WVTF Book Club discussion of “Wish You Well.”
Roanoke Valley Reads — for the kids
October 22, 6:30 p.m., Franklin County Library/ October 24, 6:30 p.m., Westlake Library
The Jack Tale Storytellers will present dramatic renditions of two “Jack” stories to celebrate this year’s children’s book pick of “Jack Outwits the Giants.”
October 26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Art Venture, a “Jack and the Beanstalk” movie and dramatic storytelling.