Local teen writers build relationships, strengthen skills at international conference

by (Kiran Sood Patel)

Submitted 08-14-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

This month, Grand Rapids area students Maeve Wilbourn and Aliya Hall had the opportunity to travel to San Francisco to attend the International Congress of Youth Voices as student delegates. The young women were attending as representatives of Grand...

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Author to explore faith, service can help people find vocation, meaning after retirement

by (Covenant Villag...)

Submitted 10-27-2017 under NONPROFITS

Author and pastor, R. Paul Stevens, will explore how faith and spirituality can help people find vocation and meaning after retirement. His presentation, “Aging Matters,” will take place on Monday, Nov. 13 at 2:00 p.m., at Covenant...

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Books & (Root)Beers: A Literary Fundraiser for GLCL

by (Write616)

Submitted 09-09-2016 under

The goal of this fundraising event is to bring the community together for regional author readings, sampling of root beer from a local brewery, and raising money for GLCL. Books & (Root)Beers is part of GLCL’s Annual Fund...

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Author of Mayor's Book of the Year returns to Grand Rapids to talk race, equity

by (Jacksant)

Submitted 03-08-2016 under OPINION

Todd Robinson is the author of the book, "A City Within a City: The Black Freedom Struggle in Grand Rapids, Michigan." Robinson is a specialist in African-American history, and his book provides an account of the African-American history...

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Book Launch for Glenn Shaheen's "Energy Corridor" at GLCL

by (Write616)

Submitted 01-29-2016 under

Join us to celebrate the release of  Glenn Shaheen's latest volume of poetry, Energy Corridor, from the University of Pittsburgh Press, on Tuesday, March 1, from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. "In Energy Corridor, Houston, Texas is the macabre avatar...

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Reading with Dr. Michelle Disler

by (Write616)

Submitted 10-14-2015 under

In the same month as the expected release of the new James Bond film, Spectre, author Michelle Disler will be reading at GLCL on Thursday, November 19, at 6:30pm. Disler, the author of [BOND, JAMES]: alphabet, anatomy, (auto)biography, will be...

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Local author publishes first novel focusing on good, bad in everyone

by (MaddieForshee)

Submitted 07-24-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Adam Schuitema, an English professor at Kendall College, just published “Haymaker,” his second book but his first novel.  Set in the small Upper Peninsula town of Haymaker, Michigan, “Haymaker” follows what happens when...

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Local literary organization extends hours for Writers' Hub

by (deeMiner_b)

Submitted 03-17-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters (GLCL) has recently expanded their Writers' Hub hours to 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. It's available for members, who pay a yearly $35 fee to use the space, as well as advance notice of...

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Chris Van Allsburg's set designs to premiere at Grand Rapids Ballet's "The Nutcracker"

by (Marie Orttenburger)

Submitted 12-10-2014 under NEWS

On Friday, December 12, the Grand Rapids Ballet will premiere their performance of "The Nutcracker." This year's performance will feature a brand new set design by the well-acclaimed picture book author and illustrator, Chris Van...

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Catalyst Radio: Aquinas Contemporary Writers Series features John D'Agata on Thurs., Oct. 30

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 10-28-2014 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we preview the current edition of the Contemporary Writers Series at Aquinas College, which brings to Grand Rapids...

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