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Best Columbus Authors & Writers of 2015

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Columbus Authors & Writers of 2015

Columbus is home to many writers, authors and poets, and in 2015 we decided to recognize their craft by surveying our readers about their favorite locals within that category of creatives. Our readers picked poet Amy Turn Sharp as their number one local writer. Turn Sharp is well known in the poetry and spoken word […]

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Reading List: Crime Cats Sequel

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Reading List: Crime Cats Sequel

Wolfgang Parker never planned on being a children’s book author. He’s a punk singer and recording artist. He’s a photographer and a graphic novelist. But he’s also a guy with nineteen nieces and nephews; he did a little writing for them. Then one thing led to another, and somehow he’s sold over 3000 children’s books […]

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Art Makes Columbus: Katherine Matthews Brings Literary Arts into The Spotlight

Walker Evans Walker Evans Art Makes Columbus: Katherine Matthews Brings Literary Arts into The Spotlight

Art Makes Columbus. Columbus Makes Art. The Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) is launching a new five-year marketing campaign to highlight the innovation and connectedness in the local arts community. The new program will highlight both individual artists and organizations from a wide variety of visual and performing arts mediums, with a goal of increasing […]

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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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PowerPhilanthropy Friday: Young Writers’ Studio

 Lynsey Pipino, The Columbus Foundation PowerPhilanthropy Friday: Young Writers’ Studio

Famous Columbus author and humorist James Thurber wrote, “Columbus is a town in which almost anything is likely to happen and in which almost everything has.” Students in the Young Writers’ Studio are working hard to craft creative, new stories that often imagine the few things that have not taken place in Columbus, as of […]

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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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