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Rachel Lyon

A native of Brooklyn, NY, Rachel Lyon came to Bloomington in 2009 to pursue her MFA in Creative Writing at IU. At WFIU, she is an announcer for All Things Considered and classical music, and she produces features for Artworks. Rachel's glad to be working in radio again after a long drought since her undergraduate years, when she was a DJ for WPRB, the independent station in Princeton, NJ.

Recent Posts by Rachel Lyon

September 27, 2011

 

Bre's Story

Artist In The Making: Introducing Bre’Anna Robinson

"You're taking something from your head that is you, you're putting it on paper and you're creating this world. People read that, and they know who you are."

September 20, 2011

 

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A Mesmerizing Effect: ‘Woven Treasures’ At The Waldron

"Each one of these carpets has the effect of calming me. I just love to look at them. I'm sort of mesmerized by them."

August 16, 2011

 

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Break Away Books: The Literary Memory Of The Midwest

"Writers are tenders of the necropolis—people who take care of the city of the dead."

August 2, 2011

 

YWW wide

The Happy Benefits To Writing Their Lives

"You see this incredible blossoming in these young women, as writers and as girls who are really thoughtful, and who have something to say about the world."

July 26, 2011

 

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Abby Gitlitz And The Great Glass Pumpkin Patch

A stained-glass jellyfish, a blown goblet on a chicken foot stem, and hundreds of blown glass pumpkins wrapped in newspaper, waiting for October.

July 12, 2011

 

Barn at Wiley House from garden

Wylie House: A ‘Slice Of Life’ Lived Long Ago

The toothbrush is a hint at the Wylie's private lives, while the shards of china are glimmers of a more public existence.

June 28, 2011

 

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Mavis Staples To Headline Lotus Festival 2011

Staples is a legendary performer who's received Grammy nominations in blues, gospel, folk and pop alike.

June 15, 2011

 

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Thursdays At Third Street: Something For Everyone

Thursdays at Third Street is a series that honors both the creativity of the Bloomington community and the loyalty of Bloomington audiences.

June 9, 2011

 

Luna 2011 Poster Final

‘Women Inspire’ A Festival Of Art, Business And Community

A six-year-old nonprofit dedicated to connecting and empowering women sponsors a lively annual festival.

June 2, 2011

 

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The Bloomington Peace Choir: Life After ‘A Magical Year’

To "help foster peace and joy in the community and the world at large" is "just a really great thing."

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