Past Readings

Spring 2019 Reading
April 27, 2019
Blacksburg Public Library


From left: Carol Lischau, B. Chelsea Adams, Mary Ellen Campagna, Alwyn Moss, Jeff Saperstein, Simone Poirier-Bures, Tracee DeHahn, Charlotte Morgan, Cassie Keene, Nancy Leech

Fall 2018 Reading
December 2, 2018
Blacksburg Public Library

Valley Voices Fall 2018 Reading

(Left to right) Frank DuPont, Jack Hencke, Taylor Lightner, Phyllis Youhas, Leslie E. Porter, Kevin McDaniel, Tom McGohey, Adam Short, Julia Fallon

Spring 2018 Reading
April 29, 2018
Blacksburg Public Library


Front Row (left to right) Charlotte Morgan, Jen Goad (who was reading for Aaron Lee Moore), Jane Goette, Nancy Leech and Kate Bast. (back row, left to right) Guy Sims, Andy Smith, Elisabeth Chaves, Jeff Saperstein, and Lisa Ress.

Autumn 2017 Reading
December 3, 2017
Blacksburg Public Library


Left to right are winners Andrew Taylor-Troutman, Kalyani Gadgil, Kevin McDaniel, Colleen Redman, Shirley Lendway, Jack Hencke, Sarah Widnes, Lisa Lucas Swope, Mark Petersen.

Spring 2017 Reading
April 23, 2017
Blacksburg Public Library


Left to right are winners Chris Prokosch, poetry, Robert Brooks, poetry, Diane Goff, prose, Diana Lee Mazor, poetry, Matt Dhillon, poetry, Julia Simpson, poetry, Don Rude, poetry, Jeff Saperstein, poetry, and Chelsea Adams, poetry.

Winner Charlie Katz was unable to attend, and his prose piece was read by the Celebration’s Master of Ceremonies, Virginia Tech Theatre Arts professor David Johnson. Many thanks to David, who also coached and rehearsed all readers.

Deep appreciation to final judges Lisa Ress (poetry) and Jim Minick (prose) and to first-round readers: Diane Goff and Larsen Bowker (poetry); Joe Scallorn and Ana-Christina Gaspar de Alba (prose).

Spring 2016 Reading
April 17, 2016
Blacksburg Public Library

Valley Voices Spring 2016-smallFront row, left to right: Richard J. Bay (prose), Sara Lepley (poetry), Jane Hendrick (poetry), Jack Hencke (prose)
Back row, Left to right: Jane Goette (reading for winner Chelsea Adams -poetry), Jeff Saperstein (poetry), Charlie Katz (poetry), Kathleen Chadwick (prose), Victoria Mencio (Prose) and Joseph Womack (poetry)

Spring 2015 Reading
April 26, 2015
Blacksburg Public Library

Autumn 2015 Reading
November 15, 2015
Blacksburg Public Library

Spring 2014 Reading
April 6, 2014
Blacksburg Public Library

Autumn 2013 Reading 

November 23, 2013
Blacksburg Public Library

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