40+ Authors / One Tent: Galax June 11-12

Speakers schedule June 12 Galax Authors Tent
The Galax Leaf and String Festival June 11 and 12 features an authors tent with more than 40 of us under the tent, sponsored by Chapters Bookshop.

Hmmm. I notice I follow a cooking demo that ends at noon. Free samples, ya reckon? Look (or listen) for me Saturday.

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Fred First holds masters degrees in Vertebrate Zoology and physical therapy, and has been a biology teacher and physical therapist by profession. He moved to southwest Virginia in 1975 and to Floyd County in 1997. He maintains a daily photo-blog, broadcasts essays on the Roanoke NPR station, and contributes regular columns for the Floyd Press and Roanoke's Star Sentinel. His two non-fiction books, Slow Road Home and his recent What We Hold in Our Hands, celebrate the riches that we possess in our families and communities, our natural bounty, social capital and Appalachian cultures old and new. He has served on the Jacksonville Center Board of Directors and is newly active in the Sustain Floyd organization. He lives in northeastern Floyd County on the headwaters of the Roanoke River.

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  1. You are such a tease! How interesting! I never was much at keeping a Journal BUT there is a commonplace book right here at my elbow. Who knew! I do drop in most days you know. Keep up the good work!