Literary Arts Section

  • Yellow Springs author Deanna Newsom to read at Antioch College

    Yellow Springs author Deanna Newsom will read from her novel on Wednesday, March 12 at Antioch College as part of the Local Writer Series.

    In the second installment of its Local Writer Series, Antioch College will present Deanna Newsom on Wednesday, March 12, 7 p.m., in the Coretta Scott King Center on the college campus.

  • Midwest memoir reading— Eileen Cronin writes about being able

    Author Eileen Cronin will read from her recently published memoir “Mermaid: A Memoir of Resilience” at Antioch University Midwest on Thursday, March 6, at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and will include a discussion and a book signing with the author, who is the sister of Midwest faculty member Joe Cronin. (Submitted photo)

    Growing up, Eileen Cronin loved sports and writing and had the determination to pursue both. Though others would see it differently, these elements had greater influence on her identity than the fact that she was born without fully developed legs.

  • Writers, poets and artists give voice to their high school lives

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    YSHS has brought back its school news and literary magazine.

  • A public reading of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring

    A public reading of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring will be held Saturday, June 22, 8 a.m.–noon at the Farmers Market.

  • Wilberforce to host literary festival

    Yellow Springs resident Yvonne Seon will be part of a literary event at Wilberforce this weekend.

    Wilberforce University will host a literary fest for authors and publishers all day Thursday.

  • Glen both source, subject for poets

    Glen Helen will be celebrated through poetry this Friday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. at the Vernet Ecological Center, formerly the Glen Helen Building. Shown above are organizers Ed Davis, left, and Krista Magaw of Tecumseh Land Trust, with Jack Whitacre, who will all read poetry, along with other local and regional writers. The event is sponsored by TLT and the Glen. (Photo by Diane Chiddister(

    This Friday, Dec. 14, the Yellow Springs community is invited to celebrate the Glen at “In the Spirit of the Glen: A night of nature-inspired poetry.” Eighteen poets will share their original nature-inspired work, and an open mic will also be available.

  • Local author SJ Drum­— Glen inspires supernatural tale

    Area author S.J. Drum published four works of fiction this year, including Surprisingly Supernatural, a paranormal romance set in Yellow Springs. Drum is pictured at Dino’s Cappuccinos, where she pens most of her books. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Area author S.J. Drum re-imagines the village as a place for the paranormal in her book, Surprisingly Supernatural, published by Eternal Press in August. And the depiction is not too far off.

  • Poetry reading to celebrate Glen Helen

    Eighteen poets will share nature-inspired poetry this Friday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. at the Glen Helen Building in a celebration of Glen Helen, co-sponsored by the Glen and the Tecumseh Land Trust. Shown are organizer Ed Davis, left, Krista Magaw of Tecumseh Land Trust and Jack Whitacre, all of whom will read poems.

    A celebration of Glen Helen with poetry will take place this Friday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. at the Glen Helen Building. The free event is sponsored by the Glen and Tecumseh Land Trust.

  • Wright State professor Opolot Okia— Reexaming slavery

    Wright State professor Opolot Okia (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    In certain eras, it has perhaps been easier to say that slavery and forced labor are wrong than to live that principle.

  • New book’s paths toward peace

    Fred Arment and his new book The Elements of Peace (Photo by Sehvilla Mann)

    Forgiveness. Attentiveness. Dissent. These might seem like disparate themes, but to Fred Arment they all have one thing in common: they are among the “virtues” that guide the work of advocates for nonviolence.

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