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September 11, 2015

 

Friends

Fanfare Of The Arts Caps Summer In Bloomington

Labor Day Weekend in Bloomington has become renowned for the artistic and literary pageant that is the Fourth Street Festival.

August 31, 2015

 

Maria Hamilton Abegunde reads Iweala's Beasts of No Nation.

WFIU Book Club: Uzodinma Iweala’s Beasts of No Nation

Maria Hamilton Abegunde, who studies trauma and healing, discusses a novel told from the perspective of an 11-year-old child soldier in West Africa.

August 28, 2015

 

stuffed jackalope

Is It Only A Joke? The Put-On And Its Deeper Meaning

In her book Practically Joking, IU folklorist Moira Marsh suggests that the common prank be reevalutated for its social and aesthetic function.

August 12, 2015

 

mary ann macklin reading a book in her study

WFIU Book Club: Debbie Millbern Powers’ “Meeting Her Match”

Rev. Mary Ann Macklin is writing a novel. Reading "Meeting Her Match" was as much research as it was a trip down memory lane.

July 23, 2015

 

man reading

WFIU Book Club: Karl Ove Knausgård’s “My Struggle”

Poet and publisher Dave Torneo discusses the first of six volumes of Karl Ove Knausgård's autobiographical novel, translated from the Norwegian.

July 22, 2015

 

Poe's Hair

Dust to Dust; Hair to Heir

There are quite a few ways to remember someone after they’re gone. A gravestone, a photograph, but what about a lock of hair?

May 22, 2015

 

painting of skull on grass

Ekphrasis: The Parlor Game That Ensures Long Life

Ten Bloomington poets took a cue from ten paintings by local artists to create new poems "just loosely tied to the original, that take on a life of their own."

May 18, 2015

 

headshot of author Ian Woollen

Subterfuge Hits Home In Uncle Anton’s Atomic Bomb

Family secrets are compounded by context in Ian Woollen's third novel, which begins in the battened-down '50s.

March 3, 2015

 

 high school student competes at state poetry contest

Off The Page, On The Stage, To Where It’s Needed Most

Poetry Out Loud, the national recitation contest, inspires local high schooler Phiona Raffington to plunge into words and create community among her peers.

February 2, 2015

 

Janet Cheatham Bell

Author Janet Cheatham Bell On Writing and Agency

In “Not All Poor People are Black And Other Things We Need to Think More About," Indiana author Janet Cheatham Bell interrogates assumptions, including her own.

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