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Local Artist Hiroshi Hayakawa Releases Latest Origami Book

Aimee Hancock Aimee Hancock Local Artist Hiroshi Hayakawa Releases Latest Origami Book

Local artist and associate professor at Columbus College of Art and Design, Hiroshi Hayakawa, is set to release his new book on August 5th, titled “Paper Monsters and Curious Creatures.” Hayakawa previously created three other books, his first having been released in 2009. All four books consist of detailed lessons on how to create various […]

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Thurber House Author Describes his Favorite Part of 1950’s Dating

 Kayla Geyer Thurber House Author Describes his Favorite Part of 1950’s Dating

According to August 6th Thurber House author Tony Mendoza, the U.S. is the land of happily unsupervised dates. Cuban-born author/photographer Mendoza reminisced about his early experiences in America during an interview with Craft. His latest novel, Cuban Summer, is placed in 1954 Cuba, the same time Mendoza was a teen living there before he permanently […]

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Thurber House Author Loves Columbus

 Kayla Geyer Thurber House Author Loves Columbus

When was the last time you told Columbus she was pretty? Andrew Welsh-Huggins, July 9th Thurber House author, values the beauty and intrigue of Columbus so much that when he based his novel, Fourth Down and Out, on a disgraced Ohio State football player, he was proud to walk Columbus’s streets to accurately portray every […]

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Jeni Britton Bauer Launches Tour to Support Second Book

Walker Evans Walker Evans Jeni Britton Bauer Launches Tour to Support Second Book

In 2011, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams founder Jeni Britton Bauer published what she thought would be the only book she’d ever have to write. It made the New York Times Best Sellers list and won her a James Beard award, which proved that it was a pretty successful venture for the local ice cream maven. […]

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GCAC Presents: OHIO-WHATTA?

David Weaver David Weaver GCAC Presents: OHIO-WHATTA?

The 85-year old library – with a somewhat confusing name – presents its annual book festival celebrating Ohio authors. I knew I had a challenge on the first call I made after the Ohioana Library hired me in 2005. Connecting with the man in charge of contributions at a local company, I introduced myself: “Hello, […]

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Amy Turn Sharp releases collection of poetry, Hold Me Like Ohio

Anne Evans Anne Evans Amy Turn Sharp releases collection of poetry, Hold Me Like Ohio

Locally lauded poet Amy Turn Sharp has amassed quite a collection of poems and has decided this is the year to pull together a selection for a book. She has selected forty poems for her new book, Hold Me Like Ohio. “I write a poem nearly every day,” says Sharp. “In 2012 I did a […]

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Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams Launching New Cookbook this Spring

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams Launching New Cookbook this Spring

Few will argue that Jeni Britton Bauer is one of the great entrepreneurs of our city. She took what was essentially a dream – to make flavorful and artistic ice cream using the best ingredients and flawless technique – and turned it into a multi-million, multi-state business. Along the way, Britton Bauer has won numerous […]

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