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Literary Arts Section

  • At the Library — Learning to disarm the inner critic

    Local author Rebecca Kuder, here at the Olive Kettering Library at Antioch College, is leading a free workshop Oct. 22 at the Yellow Springs Library to demystify and disarm one’s inner critic. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    For the past nine years, local author Rebecca Kuder has dialogued with an inner voice that once kept her from accessing her creativity as a writer, and her joy as a person.

  • Author and professor writes on comics, cats

    Local author, illustrator and English professor Kate Polak recently showed off some watercolor paintings of cats as part of a children’s book project. Polak recently authored, “Ethics in the Gutter: Empathy and Historical Fiction in Comics.” (Photo by Carla Steiger)

    Wittenberg College English professor Kate Polak is the author of a book on comics, “Ethics in the Gutter: Empathy and Historical Fiction in Comics,” which this year became a finalist for the prestigious Eisner Award.

  • Together, local poets refine their verses

    A group of five poets meet regularly in the village to share and critique each other’s work using a unique method developed in nearby Greenville. From left to right are Fran Simon, Anne Randolph and Joan Harris of the group. Not pictured are Maxine Skuba and Annette Oxindine. (Photo by Carla Steiger)

    A group of five poets have met monthly on Sunday evenings in their homes for the last two years, to help each other improve their poetry skills.

  • Paranormal author to speak at Spirited Goat

    Paranormal author Michele Zirkle will share the story of a water haunting in her West Virginia home and other esoterica at a talk in town Saturday.

  • Four questions for poet Kaveh Akbar

    Acclaimed poet Kaveh Akbar is reading April 3 as part of Wright State University's Visiting Writers Series. (Photo by Paige Lewis, via the Poetry Foundation)

    Poet Kaveh Akbar is coming to Wright State University April 3, as part of its Visiting Writers Series. Here, the News asks Akbar four questions about his life in poetry.

  • Hamilton honored as ‘Great Ohioan’

    Local children’s author Virginia Hamilton was given Great Ohioan Award by the Ohio Statehouse this week.

  • Bill Felker’s new book offers riches of home

    Local almanac writer Bill Felker recently published a new book, “Home Is the Prime Meridian,” a collection of nature essays drawn from his News columns and elsewhere. Pictured here in his greenhouse with a bound version of his daybook, Felker recalled how his wife’s gift of a barometer in 1972 got him started on observing weather patterns and other natural phenomena. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    Camel crickets in the tub. Robinsong and its absence. A koi pond in winter. Hepatica, violet cress, bloodroot, Virginia bluebells. The “iconography” of light on a wall. Memories of adolescent devotion in a Catholic seminary. All of these subjects illuminate local almanac writer Bill Felker’s new book.

  • Writers with deep Yellow Springs roots speak

    Former YSHS classmates Shuly Cawood, author of ‘The Going and Goodbye,’ and Denise Jacobs, author of ‘Banish Your Inner Critic,’ will talk about their new books at an event Saturday, July 1, at the Little Art Theatre, beginning at 1 p.m. Admission is free. (Submitted photos)

    YSHS graduates Shuly Cawood and Denise Jacobs both have newly published books that are similar only in that they each, in individually distinct ways, involve self-discovery.

  • Antioch Review, the little magazine, still big at 75

    The 1944 Antioch Review Board (Courtesy Antiochiana)

    With 75 years of continuous publication and a knack for picking and publishing a host of vital American voices, the The Antioch Review is a “little magazine” with an undeniably “big” impact and influence.

  • A hometown writer tells own story

    Chris Tebbetts, a Yellow Springs native and author of a few successful book series for young readers, will be speaking at the Little Art Theatre as part of their “Homecoming” series, in which people with interesting careers speak about their history and their craft. Tebbetts made a name for himself as co-author of the “Middle School” books, a series in which the protagonist “copes with the awkwardness of adolescence.” (Submitted Photo)

    Chris Tebbetts, a Yellow Springs native and author of a few successful book series for young readers, will be speaking at the Little Art Theatre as part of their “Homecoming” series, in which people with interesting careers speak about their history and their craft.