Youmans (pronounced like 'yeoman' with an 's' added) is the best-kept secret
among contemporary American writers. --John Wilson, editor, Books and Culture Marly Youmans is a novelist and poet out of sync with the times
but in tune with the ages. --First Things

Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Library's Child



ROANOKERS: MALiA Spring Meeting
Featured Speaker
Mid-Atlantic Library Alliance Conference
Roanoke, Virginia
April 20 1-2:30

1-2:00 "The Library's Child"
Marly Youmans talks about growing up with a librarian mother and how that helped shape her identity as an author of poetry, novels, stories, and Southern Appalachian fantasies for children. With readings from recent work in three genres.
2-2:30 following the talk: Q and A and book signing
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

The MALiA spring meeting will be Friday, April 20th at the new South County Library in Roanoke. Guest speakers include John Ulmschneider of the VLA Legislative Committee, on advocating for your library and the legislative agenda, and author Marly Youmans, the author of novels, collections of poetry, and two young adult novels set in the Blue Ridge Mountains. 


The Mid Atlantic Library Alliance is a consortium of 150+ public, academic, school, and special libraries in Virginia, North Carolina, and northeastern Tennessee.

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