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  • Monday, Nov 13, 2017 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

LOCATION: Community High School - 302 Campbell Ave SE

EVENT CATEGORIES: All Ages | Arts & Culture

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The final event of a series for Roanoke Valley Reads (RVR) 2017. WIT. Award winning film featuring Emma Thompson as a professor living with terminal cancer. With Q & A.

WIT, based on the award-winning play of the same name, concerns a renowned English literature professor who is forced to reassess her life when she is diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer.

About the 2017 Read: This year the chosen book is the profoundly moving, award-winning When Breath Becomes Air by Dr. Paul Kalinithi. This book has touched thousands of lives, and we have arranged several wonderful gatherings for the public to attend. Each gathering focuses on themes from the book, themes of great meaning for all of us. We invite you to attend (every event is free), and to join in the community-wide discussion that is at the heart of our "Big Reads" efforts.

The Roanoke Valley Reads 2017 events do not require reading of When Breath Becomes Air, but will be enhanced by doing so.

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi can be purchased from Blue Ridge Literacy offices on the lower level of Roanoke Main Library or the usual places.

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