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  • ‘Miller Knew’ | Geisel pens ‘Appalachian noir’ novel

    Villager Scott Geisel’s newest book, “Miller Knew,” published at the end of 2022, takes a turn outside of the village, however, heading due east into the hills of Appalachian Virginia.

  • Harold Wright’s poetic life

    This year, villager and Antioch College Emeritus Professor of Japanese Language, Literature and Culture Harold Wright released “Bridge on the Shikishima Way: 100 Poems by Emperor Meiji.” The book presents the poems in both Japanese and in English, translated by Wright.

  • ‘Before All the World’— Rothman-Zecher talks new novel

    Former villager Moriel Rothman-Zecher’s new novel, “Before All the World,” was published through Farrar, Straus and Giroux in October of this year.

  • Unsolicited Opinions | Read before you vote

    “What does author bell hooks have to do with the 2022 Senate race in Ohio?”

  • Paul Laurence Dunbar documentary debuts at festival

    “Paul Laurence Dunbar: An American Poet,” produced by the Xenia-based Caesar’s Ford Theatre and directed by the theater’s project manager and playwright, Kane Stratton, will debut at the Dayton Film Festival on Friday, Sept. 23, at the Neon theater between 7 and 9 p.m.

  • Racial justice, one book at a time

    A new Little Free Library is on track to be installed at Gaunt Park this month, and the library will be filled with books themed around social and racial justice.

  • Unsolicited Opinions | Why we still need Toni Morrison

    “Almost three years and one month after the death of Morrison, her novels, including “Beloved,” have reentered the public discourse as we see pundits and public figures decry her work as being a part of a critical race theory plot.”

  • Theorizing Gloria Anzaldúa in ‘Shapeshifting Subjects’

    Kelli Zaytoun, a villager who teaches literature courses and heads the English language graduate studies department at Wright State University, recently published a new book, “Shapeshifting Subjects: Gloria Anzaldúa’s Naguala and Border Arte.”

  • ‘Silverberg Business’ scouts strange planes

    Wexler’s fiction has, in the past, been described — including a few times in this publication — as defying genre. “The Silverberg Business,” too, is ineffable in its way; in a recent interview with the News, Wexler described the book as “a Western…ish.”

  • For the love of The Bard, the Shakespeare Reading Group returns

    The Shakespeare Reading Group meets each Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Senior Center. New members and drop-ins are always welcome.

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