Literary Arts Section :: Page 2

  • 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.

  • New e-novel by Ruth Myers­— This writing game’s for a dame

    Longtime Yellow Springs novelist Ruth Myers has recently published an e-book, No Game for a Dame, a mystery set in Depression-era Dayton. The novel has hit the top-10 list of historical mysteries on Amazon.com. She’s shown at her home southeast of Yellow Springs. (photo by Diane Chiddister)

    20 years ago, Ruth Myers had succeeded where most writers fail. Instead of just talking about writing novels, she reliably produced them, becoming a dependable midlist author. But two decades later, things have changed. Many writers have had to take publishing into their own hands, and Myers has published a new e-book.

  • Everyday heroes star in comic

    Local artist Michael Fleishman is featuring a new comic book about three Greene County war veterans at the Arts Council gallery this month. (Submitted photo)

    If leaping tall buildings in a single bound is all it takes to become as a superhero, then the three Greene County veterans that appear in Michael Fleishman’s most recent comic book “The Liars’ Club” surely qualify. Earl Ellis, Charlie Bath and Jack Newhouse became the heroes they read about as kids after serving their […]

  • Antioch Writers Workshop co-sponsors poetry contest

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    The Antioch Writers Workshop and Mock Turtle have partnered to conduct a special poetry contest open to all writers in the greater Dayton area.

  • Edgy new zine in the village

    M Young, known locally as Mariana Weflen, published the fourth issue of her local comic zine the Kindlin’ Quarterly this month and now seeks more participation from local artists. Here M Young, an autobiographical cartoonist, draws in her Corry Street studio. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    From off the streets of Yellow Springs comes a new underground comic magazine with a punk-hillbilly aesthetic that’s at times edgy, dark, satirical, humorous and autobiographical — and always for adult eyes only.

  • Everyone has a story to tell

    Writer Holly Hudson started a memoir writing service, Bespoke Memoirs, for individuals and businesses who want to preserve their stories. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    While the histories of the rich and famous are often documented without question, Yellow Springs native Holly Hudson is hoping to help those not quite famous but no less valuable.

  • Local author signs books at Saturday’s Book Fair

    Scarlett Rains will sign her new book this Sat., Aug. 20, at the Book Fair at Mills Lawn. (Submitted photo)

    Local author Scarlett Rains will sign her first two books at this Saturday’s Book Fair on the lawn at Mills Lawn School. Both books are historical romances that take place in 18th century England.

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