“Factory Man” Events

 factorygirlThe publicity posse is at work setting up a number of events throughout the Furniture Belt and beyond, among the public talks already confirmed:

• Reading/signing, fundraiser for Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in downtown Roanoke; contact Kimberley Stiffler at stifler@vcca.com for more information, or call 434-946-7236.

“Meet the Authors: High Point Market’s Official Book Signing Event,” 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 20, Market Square – Courtyard.

• Hollins University’s Jackson Center for Creative Writing (my MA alma mater), a reading and book signing, 8:15 p.m. Oct. 23, Wetherill Visual Arts Center, Niederer Auditorium, Hollins, Roanoke, Virginia.

• Washington and Lee University, public lecture and discussion, Oct. 29 and 30, 2014.

Bedford Library, signing/reception/reading, 2 p.m. Nov. 1, 321 N. Bridge St., Bedford, VA.

• UNC Greensboro, Virginia Dare Room, reading, discussion and book-signing, 7 p.m. Nov. 6, 2014.

• Reading/signing, Chop Suey Books, Richmond, Va. 7 p.m. Nov. 18.

• Reading, The Library of Virginia, November 19, noon to 1 p.m.

• Surry Community College, reading/discussion, 7 p.m., Nov. 20, Dobson, North Carolina.

• Roanoke Chapter American Association of University Women, 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 22, Tanglewood Mall, Roanoke.

The Draper Mercantile reading/signing, 7 p.m. Dec. 2, Draper, Va.

• Reading/signing, Givens Books, Lynchburg, Va., Dec. 6 from noon to 2 p.m.

• Virginia Tech public lecture/discussion, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 8, Lyric Theatre, Blacksburg, Va.; details to come.

• Reading/signing, South County Library, Roanoke, Va., 7 p.m. Dec. 16

• History Museum of Western Virginia, noon, Feb. 22, 2015, lecture/discussion.

• Virginia Festival of the Book, March 2015; details to come.

• High Point Literary Society, March 25, 2015.

• Hickory Public Library, Hickory, N.C., 6:30 p.m. April 13, 2015.

• Roanoke Book & Author dinner, April 17, 2015.

To request a reading and/or signing, please contact  Little, Brown and Company publicist Fiona Brown at Fiona.Brown@hbgusa.com. To inquire about a lectures or speech, please e-mail Tom Neilssen at tom@brightsightgroup.com. Thank you.

Old Town, the original Bassett Furniture Company factory, circa 1902.

Old Town, the original Bassett Furniture Company factory, circa 1902.


  • Tom Hanks on “Factory Man”:

    Factory Man is “Great summer reading. I give it 42 stars. No, I give it 142 stars. Yeah, it’s THAT good.”
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  • The New York Times on “Factory Man”:

    This is Ms. Macy’s first book, but it’s in a class with other runaway debuts like Laura Hillenbrand’s “Seabiscuit” and Katherine Boo’s “Behind the Beautiful Forevers”: These nonfiction narratives are more stirring and dramatic than most novels. And Ms. Macy writes so vigorously that she hooks you instantly. You won’t be putting this book down. — Janet Maslin

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