Book Signing ~ Floyd Friday @ Jax

Jacksonville Center, Rt 8 South 1/2 mile from town
Jacksonville Center, Rt 8 South 1/2 mile from town

Quick note and update for those who’ve told me they’d like to get a signed copy of What We Hold In Our Hands: a Slow Road Reader directly from my bony hands.

I was just invited to have a table this week at the Jacksonville Center for the Arts Friday Night meet the artist event, always fun (with wine and crumpets!) and a place for interesting conversation before going to dinner and the Jamboree. I think the stated time frame is 5 til 8.

I’ll be happy to inscribe your book(s) for Father’s Day. Just a reminder. You WILL remember to get something for dad, of course.

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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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