The Roanoke Valley Branch of the National League of American Pen Women hosted Roanoke author Beth Macy at Barnes and Noble, Tanglewood, on Saturday, September 13, 2014.
Macy read from her book and discussed the implications of economic change and how political decisions impact localities and local people. Her story personalizes "the biggest American economic story of our time" and has been lauded nationally for its in-depth reporting and inspirational writing.
Pat Bijwaard, member of the Roanoke Valley Branch, speaks with author Beth Macy prior to the event.
Bijwaard listens as Roanoke Valley Branch President Lynne Victorine introduces the crowd of about 30 to the Pen Women and to Macy.
Macy listening to the introduction.
Folks listened intently as Macy spoke or read.
The crowd was very involved in what Macy was discussing.
Macy reads from her book.
Macy gesturing during discussion.
Macy reading and Bijwaard listening.
The crowd gathered around the table to get their books signed.
Roanoke Valley Branch Pen Women members attending the event were President Lynne Victorine, Pat Bijwaard, Gail Lambert, and Anita Firebaugh.