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Ghost Story Fest, Reinvention In Martinsville, Music For Rumi

This week, the Festival of Ghost Stories, recycled art in Martinsville, IN, and a local musician is inspired by the words of 13th century Sufi poet.

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For over 30 years, the Festival of Ghost Stories has been scaring up a crowd in October.

This week on Artworks:

Lisa Champelli , Children’s Librarian at the Monroe County Library and a member of Bloomington Storytellers Guild explains why people like being scared stiff at events like The Festival of Ghost Stories.

Also on the program,

Yael Ksander continues her exploration of sustainable art with a trip to Martinsville, Indiana.

The poetry of Rumi inspires guitarist Sulaiman Zai’s newest concert event.

And we’ll discover how much more there was to the man whose comic strip about a little boy and his friends kept America laughing through much of the later twentieth century.

Stories On This Episode

What’s Old Is New: Reinvention In Martinsville

House of Cards

“This is the original recycle,” says Ten Eyck Hunt. “Our society has gotten away from it in the last 50 years, but we need to get back to it.”

Charles M. Schulz In His Own Words

M. Thomas Inge

An interview with the editor of a new collection of writings by Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz.

The Sounds Of Rumi

The Sounds of Rumi

The words of Persian Sufi poet Rumi are brought to life through music guitarist and composer Sulaiman Zai.

Bloomington’s Fiendish Festival Of Fright

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Do you want to hear a scary story? The Festival of Ghost Stories is your chance to be spooked while enjoying a crisp fall evening at Bryan Park.

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