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  • A local Scarlett pens heartfelt books

    Any period that’s rife with change is a good setting for a story, and the revolution-riddled 18th century is as fertile a ground as they come, according to local author Scarlett Rains.

  • Poetry in Yellow Springs

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    The third event in the new Yellow Springs Reading Series was held Saturday, July 9 at the YSAC Gallery.

  • ‘Antioch Review’ keeps surprising

    Bob Fogarty is editor of the small but mighty Antioch Review, finalist for a third year in a row for the sought-after ‘Ellie’ award. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Each edition of The Antioch Review begins the same way. Editor Bob Fogarty sits in the rust-colored chair in his office, picks up a submitted essay, and begins reading.

  • Layered mystery by local writer

    Local author Rebecca Morean will read from her novel, In the Dead of Winter, on Tuesday, May 4, at 6:30 p.m. at the Yellow Springs public library.

    When local author Rebecca Morean wrote her novel In the Dead of Winter, a mystery starring the illegitimate daughter of Sherlock Holmes, she was trying to pull one over on her audience. The book, allegedly a manuscript discovered by author Abbey Pen Baker that was written by Baker’s great aunt…

  • Fairy tale-come-true for YSHS playwright contest winners

    Yellow Springs High School students wrote two out of six winning plays at a recent regional high school playwriting competition. Pictured are, from left, Stefany Lewis, Shirlisa Scott and Philip Kellogg, with teacher Desireé Nickell in back. Their pieces will be performed in the Schuster Center’s Matile Black Box Theatre this weekend, March 5, 6, and 7 at 7 pm.

    What happens when Yellow Springs High School students are challenged to spin a new yarn from urban legends and fairy tales? The result, according to organizers of a regional high school playwriting challenge, is vivid characters that dare to leap out of insightful and witty scripts up and onto the stage.

  • ‘News’ wins state awards

    At a recent convention of Ohio newspapers, the Yellow Springs News won awards for in-depth reporting, features, editorials, headlines, overall design and advertising design.

  • Virginia Hamilton book and award— Curating legacy of American writer

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    For many years after her death in 2002, the glass door to Virginia Hamilton’s writing office remained closed. Every day Arnold Adoff, her husband and writing partner, passed the office at their home in Yellow Springs, but he didn’t want to open it. Then in 2007 fellow children’s book writer Kacy Cook helped crack the vault, and out poured 35 years of research, notes, speeches and manuscripts that formed the gritty trail of an American intellectual and her life as mother, wife and prolific writer.

  • New book profiles Walter Anderson

    Local author Joan Horn will read from her recently published work, ‘Playing on All the Keys: The Life of Walter F. Anderson’ on Monday, Sept. 8, at 7:30 p.m. at Curves of Yellow Springs, 506 High St., and on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 5 p.m. at Epic Book Shop, 118 Dayton St.

    Writers employ a wide variety of techniques to help them stay on task, such as scheduling a set time each day for writing or writing about writer’s block. For first-time author Joan Horn, the pressure to work on her book came from a technique not typically found in a writer’s guide.

  • Three authors write of love, youth and spirits

    Writing in different genres, three generations of local writers Jaime Adoff, Joanne Caputo and Chuck Colbert have published books this year. Caputo will read from her book on Margaret Garner on Saturday, Aug. 16, 6 p.m., at Epic Book Shop.

    Three authors, three books, three very different journeys on the road to getting published. Chuck Colbert, Jaime Adoff, and Joanne Caputo talked about their recently published works and what they hope to bring to their readers.

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