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Articles by Susan Gartner :: Page 3
Travelers surf cultures, couches
“I’ve been traveling since I was a baby,” said Judith Wolert-Maldonado as she sipped her tea at The Emporium. “My mom and dad came to the U.S. from Argentina in the late ’60s. I was born in ’70 and by seven months old I was flying back to Argentina with my parents.
Soldier’s Afghan tour prompts NPR ‘This I Believe’ essay
National Public Radio’s popular media project, “This I Believe,” has inspired thousands of writers across the country (including 10 from Yellow Springs) to express and condense their thoughts into a personal essay, 500 words or less, then submit it for consideration to NPR’s selection committee.
On Halloween, Gardner puts the ‘boo’ back into books
“She may be hard of hearing but she listens to kids,” said Sue Hawkey of her friend and colleague, Lucille Gardner. “She really hears what kids have to say.” Hawkey taught fourth grade at Mills Lawn School from 2003 up until this past spring.
Old seedhouse, new vision for artists, gallery space
According to sculptor, performer, and video artist Michael Casselli, his New York apartment would fit several times over in the new space he has leased in the Millworks Business Center on North Walnut Street.
Tales of working the knight shift
David Woolley, Douglas Mumaw, and Rob Williams are guests of our humble shire for seven weeks while they perform at the Ohio Renaissance Festival, which began Labor Day weekend and extends through Oct. 19. The festival is located in Harveysburg, Ohio, and runs Saturdays and Sundays, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., rain or shine.
Little town, big chamber music series
In the world of chamber music, Chamber Music Yellow Springs can play with the big boys. “When I go to the Chamber Music America Conference [the national association of chamber music presenters and performers]….”
Series brings academe to Main Street
For the past four years each January, Ohio State Professor of Russian literature Angela Brintlinger has been a guest speaker in Elizabeth Lutz-Hackett’s advanced placement high school English class.
New book profiles Walter Anderson
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.
New faces, energy at Mills Lawn
As the first day of school approaches, students aren’t the only ones who experience that unique back-to-school feeling of anxious anticipation. Mills Lawn School Principal Christine Hatton, who is beginning her eighth year of service, gets the feeling every year at the same time…
Three authors write of love, youth and spirits
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.