Thursday, April 7, 2011

Poetry Books

A few regional poets will display and sell their books at the Mountain Spirits Arts Festival. Among them are Charles Swanson of Pittsylavania County, Richard Raymond III of Roanoke, And Ibby Greer of Franklin County.

Charles Swanson's poetry collections are After the Garden and Farm Life & Legend.

Dick Raymond's book is Blue and Gray Ballads, which tells the entire story of the Civil War in traditional verse. You can read some excerpts from Google Books.

Ibby Greer's book, Paper Faces: Babyboomer Memoir, is indeed her memoir. From her childhood through the 1990s, the poems cover both big and small events in her life.

If you a fan poetry, you'll have a variety to choose from at the Mountain Spirits Arts Festival.


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Regional History

Several books dealing with regional history be available at the Mountain Spirits Arts Festival. Among them are two books about Franklin County history by the late T. Keister Greer.

You can read more about The Great Moonshine Conspiracy Trial of 1935 in this 1991 Roanoke Times article.

The Franklin County Historical Society will have two tables of a selection of its Franklin County books (which are also on sale at the Historical Society headquarters).