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Literary Arts Section :: Page 9
Local author Scarlett Rains will sign her first two books at this Saturday’s Book Fair on the lawn at Mills Lawn School. Both books are historical romances that take place in 18th century England.
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.
The third event in the new Yellow Springs Reading Series was held Saturday, July 9 at the YSAC Gallery.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.