Welcome to the premier issue of This! Magazine.
This! is a bimonthly magazine that we have created in order to fill a much needed gap in the local magazine landscape. This! is literary based, community focused, locally grown and a much needed venue for writers to showcase their talents and passion for the greater Roanoke Valley. In This! inaugural issue we welcome diverse talent and opinions, some addressing the trials and tribulations of returning “home” after a life lived outside of the Star City, (see Lee Hunsaker’s contribution), one searching the perfect “Tinder” moment (Blair Peyton and Mike Wilson). We have writers that have overcome obstacles and pushed through challenges. We have hometown memories and opinions. We hope we have something for everyone.
Inspiring moments in the community deserve applause.
Additionally, we encourage your feedback, ideas and submissions for future issues. We all speak for Roanoke! Ultimately, This! Magazine isfocused on culture and community andit reflects the community that we live inwhich includes you, and we hope as we grow and take form, you will embrace and grow with us! Make This! a great day!
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