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Columbus Poet Maggie Smith will speak at local meeting, offer workshop

 Brenda Layman Columbus Poet Maggie Smith will speak at local meeting, offer workshop

Columbus poet Maggie Smith will be the guest speaker at the next Writers Ink meeting, April 15, from 4:30 to 7:30 PM at Columbus State Community College, 315 Cleveland Avenue. She will also be leading an introductory poetry class for adults at Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue, on April 23. A Columbus native, Smith is […]

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Writers to face off in Flash Fiction Championship Smackdown

 Brenda Layman Writers to face off in Flash Fiction Championship Smackdown

Columbus Creative Cooperative and Paging Columbus will present a Flash Fiction Championship Smackdown at the Urban Arts Space in downtown Columbus, Thursday, March 1, 2012, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. The event is free, and refreshments will be available. Ten contenders will each deliver a two-minute story. Audience votes will determine the top two, and […]

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Michael Jones and the Bexley Community Book Club to focus on mindful eating

 Brenda Layman

Michael Jones, Executive Director of Local Matters, a Columbus non-profit with a mission of promoting healthful, locally-produced foods, will speak on “Vegetarianism and Sustainable Eating” at the Bexley Community Book Club meeting on March 1 at 7 pm, at the Bexley Public Library, 2411 E. Main St. in Bexley. The group plans to discuss Jonathan […]

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Baby Geisha to Hit Bookstores on January 13

 Brenda Layman Baby Geisha to Hit Bookstores on January 13

Trinie Dalton’s latest book, Baby Geisha, is a dreamlike montage of stories that manage to be both prose poetry and descriptive narrative, and somehow make it work. Deeply sexual and subtly alluring, these stories pull the reader into a world that is just a bit more fantastic than reality allows—or is it? Trinie Dalton has […]

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Anthology about Columbus, by Columbus, for Columbus

 Brenda Layman Anthology about Columbus, by Columbus, for Columbus

On December 14, 2011 a new book featuring twelve stories about Columbus, Ohio, written by twelve Central Ohio writers will hit shelves locally and nationally. A free release event to commemorate Across Town: Stories of Columbus will be held at Kafe Kerouac on Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 7:00 p.m., featuring readings from the book, […]

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Sneak Peek: Everything Is Illuminated Screening and Panel Discussion

 Brenda Layman Sneak Peek: Everything Is Illuminated Screening and Panel Discussion

Bexley Community Book Club to Host Film Screening and Panel Discussion of Book by Jonathan Safran Foer Best-selling author Jonathan Safran Foer is The Bexley Community Book Club’s 2012 Selected Author, and the group has planned a series of discussions and events exploring his work. On Wednesday, November 30 at 7 pm at the Drexel […]

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Columbus Creative Cooperative Cultivates Local Writers

 Brenda Layman Columbus Creative Cooperative Cultivates Local Writers

Brad Pauquette, Columbus Creative Cooperative Director, likes local produce, local businesses, and local music, so he and other CCC members are making it their mission to bring local writing talent to Columbus readers. Pauquette says that CCC has a two-fold mission : providing honest peer criticism for aspiring writers and publishing the work of Central […]

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The Urban Living Tour returns (with strict safety guidelines) on Aug 30!

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