On Tuesday, July 31, the Moonshot Moment Reading Rocket (bus) from Indian River County, Fla. will make a stop in Roanoke to present the national “Voices: A Community Tapestry of Stories” project. The Rocket will be at the Elmwood Park Art Walk, located at 706 Jefferson St., from 10 a.m. until noon. Roanoke community members are invited to visit the bus to share their stories of “where they are from” and “what they dream of.”
The stop will support Roanoke’s Star City Reads program, which was recognized by the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and the National Civic League with the prestigious 2017 All-America City Award.
“Voices: A Community Tapestry of Stories” is an arts and literacy campaign to promote the awareness of our nation’s literacy crisis, and to create collective impact throughout communities by lifting up voices. Participants are invited to fill out a tapestry square to tell their stories. The tapestry squares are then woven together as a large moving art installation. Sections of the Voices Tapestry will be on view during the visit at the Art Walk.