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Date:
February 26, 2020
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:
Ashland Branch Library
Address:
201 S. Railroad Avenue
Ashland, VA 23005
Contact:
8047984072
Email:
Cost:
free
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"Traveling the River" by Hope Whitby

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Ms. Whitby will read selected poems from her debut collection, "Traveling the River." Growing up in rural, southern Virginia, Hope Whitby planted marigolds in the garden with her mother, canoed the Nottoway River with her father, and waited for the bookmobile on the porch with her sisters, Vicky and Kelly. This collection captures, with great intimacy and warmth, a girlhood immersed in the natural world, and a poet’s coming of age. "Traveling the River" is a book about strong roots, new beginnings, and the timeless redemptive power of art and nature. “Give my words seed,” Whitby writes, “and they will take root.”