Reading Into Art: Local books become local art

Call for Art and Author/Artist Event POSTPONED until Fall.
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Book No Further and Art on 1st are partnering on a new kind of event celebrating the literary and visual creativity of our local community. Reading into Art  

Artists are invited to choose one of the following books from a local literary star and bring it to life in a creative way. The program will culminate with an artist/author joint event to celebrate creativity at Art on 1st.

The books and authors are listed below. Artists should select and purchase a book then visit the Art on 1st call-for-entry page for more information on creating and submitting your work. 

Coyote Weather, historical fiction of four young people entering the adult world in tumultuous Vietnam era, by retired Hollins University Amanda Cockrell, former director of the children's literature program.  

Wildwood Whispers, contemporary Appalachian fiction with a touch of magic by Willa Reece of Franklin County. 

Living Queer History, the amazing local history project that bloomed into an incredible book, by Roanoke College professor Dr. Samantha Rosenthal.

Immortal Stuff, shape-shifting prose poems, lyrical and narrative by turns, from a master of the form, writer and poet Cathryn Hankla.

Squirrel Girl, young adult fantasy with a touch of super hero, by Tristan Palmgren of Salem.

For more information on the books contact Book No Further; for more information on the call for entries contact Art on 1st. Both the art show and the author/artist event on the May 19 are free. If you are an artist and need assistance purchasing the book, please contact Book No Further.



Wildwood Whispers By Willa Reece Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316591775
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Redhook - February 1st, 2022

Living Queer History: Remembrance and Belonging in a Southern City By Gregory Samantha Rosenthal Cover Image
ISBN: 9781469665801
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of North Carolina Press - December 7th, 2021

Immortal Stuff: Prose Poems By Cathryn Hankla Cover Image
ISBN: 9780881468748
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mercer University Press - February 7th, 2023

Squirrel Girl: Universe: A Marvel Heroines Novel By Tristan Palmgren Cover Image
ISBN: 9781839081460
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Aconyte - August 16th, 2022

Coyote Weather By Amanda Cockrell Cover Image
ISBN: 9781950668168
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
(This item cannot be returned.)
Published: Northampton House Press - March 1st, 2023