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Literary Arts Section

  • 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.

  • ‘Ripples’ celebrates village’s elders

    Members of the Senior Center committee putting together ”Ripples,” the center’s annual literary journal by and about seniors, are seeking submissions from villagers. Shown above looking at past issues are, from left, Suzanne Patterson, Karen Wolford, Jane Baker, Fran LaSalle, Marianne Whelchel and Lee Huntington. Not pictured is committee member Sandy Love. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    A diversity of both form and content is the goal of “Ripples,” an annual journal that is “a celebration of elders” in the Village.

  • Fine poems for a ‘towering’ figure

    About a dozen area poets affiliated with the Tower Poets group led by Conrad Balliet, pictured above, will read from their new anthology, “From the Tower,” at the Emporium this Saturday, Feb. 25, from 3 to 5 p.m. (Submitted photo by Bill Lackey, Springfield News-Sun)

    About a dozen Tower Poets will gather at the Emporium on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 3 to 5 p.m., to read from their new anthology, “From the Tower: Poems in Honor of Conrad Balliet.”

  • Antioch Writers’ Workshop moves to UD

    In March, the Antioch Writers' Workshop will move its base of operations to the University of Dayton.

    The Antioch Writers’ Worship announced via press release that it would move its base of operations to the University of Dayton campus in March.

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