Catalyst Radio: An anthology for grassroots activism in Grand Rapids

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 02-17-2017 under NEWS

In this conversation, Dani Vilella shares information about the submission-based book project: Grand Rapids Grassroots: An Anthology. As a part of the "Rust Belt Series" through Belt Publishing, the book will be a collection of...

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Harry Potter in Concert with the Grand Rapids Symphony

by (GRSymphony)

Submitted 11-03-2016 under

Relive the magic of Harry, Ron and Hermione in the story that started it all. See the entire film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, on the big screen, in all its high-definition glory, while your Grand Rapids Symphony plays composer John...

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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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Local writer battling brain cancer seeks help to write his story with Kickstarter campaign

by (NGarbaty)

Submitted 07-09-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

A Grand Rapids man with an inoperable brain tumor turned to Kickstarter, an online fundraising service, to help write his life story. David Wenzel, a 33-year-old writer, wants his story to serve as an advisory narrative for the millennial generation...

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“A Game Ever Green: Memory, Childhood and the Abiding Beauty of Baseball”

by (cicadmin)

Submitted 05-05-2015 under

Of all the major American sports, baseball historically has most lent itself to literary analysis and nostalgic sentiment. What is it about a mere game that evokes such lyrical reflection and deep yearnings? How does baseball play such a strong role...

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Roberta F. King shares story of son's life in "He Plays a Harp"

by (Whitney Pavlica)

Submitted 04-29-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Roberta F. King’s memoir, “He Play’s a Harp,” will be officially released May 11. The memoir is a collection of essays about the life and death of her son Noah, who was born prematurely with cerebral palsy and lived for 17...

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New Memoir: It Rained in the Desert

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 01-08-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Jocelyn Dettloff remembers being calm after the fall. She lay in the sand of Dune 45 Sosoussvlei, one of Namibia, Africa’s biggest sand dunes and thought about where the closest hospital might be. She already knew she couldn’t feel her...

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Beauty lies in the eye

by (ajpaschka)

Submitted 12-27-2013 under OPINION

Recently, I was able to view the creation of "Beholder," a book produced by Gaspard Gallery with words by Jacob Bullard, design by Ben Biondo and photography by artist Chris Cox. I’m lucky to own one due to the limited edition of the...

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Twenty years of Heartside: A celebration and book release

by (Heartside Galle...)

Submitted 09-06-2013 under NONPROFITS

Heartside Gallery and Studio has a lot to celebrate. This Friday, September 13 from 6-9 p.m., the Gallery will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Gallery and Studio as well as the release of “An Irregular Heartbeat: The Artists of...

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Growing, eating, reading: New book tells story of Grand Rapids food

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 06-19-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Timing is everything. It matters for growing and harvesting plants and for Lisa Rose Starner, it matters for writing her new book, "Grand Rapids Food: A Culinary Revolution." Laid up by knee surgery in April of last year after tearing her...

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