Free and open to the public, the book launch will take place on three occasions:
Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. at the Christiansburg Library, 125 Sheltman St.
Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. at the Blacksburg Library, 200 Miller St.
Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. at the Meadowbrook Library, 267 Alleghany Spring Road, Shawsville.
Books will be available to purchase after the program.
The second edition is made possible by a grant from the Virginia Humanities. The first edition, also grant funded by the Virginia Humanities, was originally published in 2001 by the Christiansburg Institute and was edited by Anna Fariello.
Beginning in 2020, Christiansburg Institute staff, board members, and descendants of Edgar and
Anna Long collaborated to reprint a second edition of A Vision of Education: Selected Writings of Edgar A. Long. The second edition includes new original cover art, a new preface, a letter from Edgar and Anna Long’s grandson, updated photographs, and an updated timeline.