This week on a special holiday edition of Artworks,
Bloomington’s Canopy of Lights is a local favorite that kicks the holiday season into high gear, but traditions like that don’t just happen overnight. Artworks’ Yael Ksander talks to some folks from the Monroe County History Center about the origins of the downtown display of lights.
Also on the program,
Joss Marsh will read O’Brien’s First Christmas. This short story from author Jeannette Winterson tells the tale of a woman who has always felt like an outsider during the holiday season… until a stranger appears one night at the foot of her bed.
And we’ll hear the latest update on Bill Studwell’s list of top Christmas Carols.
Stories On This Episode
By Yaël Ksander - Dec 22, 2009
The Canopy of Lights celebrates more than just the holidays; in many ways it’s a paean to Bloomington’s dynamic downtown.
By Adam Schwartz - Dec 20, 2008
A Christmas story for the rest of us—Jeannette Winterson's “O’Brien’s First Christmas” performed touchingly and hilariously by IU professor Joss Marsh.