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GCAC Presents: Writers’ Block Poetry, Irreverent…Amazing…Weekly

 Louise Robertson GCAC Presents: Writers’ Block Poetry, Irreverent…Amazing…Weekly

Have you ever been to a poetry show? Have you ever been to the Writers’ Block Poetry show? I ask because this poetry show isn’t like most poetry shows. Irreverent to its core, Writers’ Block Poetry has spent 16 years honing its game and growing its audience. What do I mean, “Irreverent?” Example: Host and […]

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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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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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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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Literary Journal Filigree Provides Local Writers a Platform for their Work

Walker Evans Walker Evans Literary Journal Filigree Provides Local Writers a Platform for their Work

Periodisa Publishing was recently launched as a way for Columbus authors to have local access to literary services, publishing and distribution. Founders James Harris and Lori Gum recognized the value in producing regular content to showcase what Columbus writers have to offer, and the idea for Filigree was born. Filigree is a new literary journal […]

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GCAC Presents: Got Writer’s Block?

 Craig Sonnenberg GCAC Presents: Got Writer’s Block?

Have you ever been going about your normal business one day and suddenly had the urge to research short stories adapted to film? Lucky for us, Stephanie Harrison took that whim and ran with it. Harrison, a Columbus native and emerging author, is the editor of Adaptations: From Short Story to Big Screen, for which […]

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