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Books: Nourishing Words

Young Women Writing for (a) Change offers a supportive environment for its participants

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 26, 2006
We've all heard of the ubiquitous Barbie and her kindred spirits: Princess Barbie, Holiday Barbie, Olympic Barbie, Veterinarian Barbie, Flight Attendant Barbie ... the list goes on. But what abou  

Books: Love, Life & Leukemia

Annette Wick turns pain into pages

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 7, 2006
Her small hands and compact frame belie the enormous experience contained in Annette Januzzi Wick. At the age of 34, Wick lost the love of her life, Devin, to leukemia. Since then she has worked c  

Books: Stalker Turns Novelist

Cincinnati native Shari Goldhagen talks about Family and Other Accidents

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Reviews of Shari Goldhagen's debut novel, Family and Other Accidents, have been so positive that she might not have to return to stalking celebrities for a living. She's done that kind of work f  

Books: Crossing Over

Local author Sharon M. Draper examines the brutal effects of slavery in her latest book, Copper Sun

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Embarking on her first national book tour for the critically acclaimed release Copper Sun, former-award-winning-teacher-turned-award-winning-author Sharon M. Draper discusses the variety of stunne  

Books: Some Bluegrass Is Black

Frank X Walker embraces his Affrilachian name

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Poet Frank X Walker was forced to invent a word to name himself. During a 1991 gathering of Appalachian poets in Kentucky, Walker, in the audience, thought about where he and other poets of color   

Books: Turning Over a New Leaf

Downtown's Lloyd Library is starting to show off

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 7, 2005
When you pick up a copy of CityBeat, you're reading an alternative newsweekly. The paper covers alternative music and cinema, even alternative medicine. Here's another one for you: Cincinnati ha  

Books: Dawn Patrol

Cincinnati novelist is a creative multi-tasker

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 7, 2004
Coffee is an unnecessary additive to the frenetic energy of artistic everyman Nathan Singer, yet he partakes in refill after refill. He drinks it up, interspersing sips of java with gulps of wate  

Writer's Block

The Cincinnati Review to soften the void

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 23, 2004
After a release last year, local mystery writer JEFFREY MARKS is ready to bite the literary world again. This time though, he's taking on editing duties primarily for Criminal Appetites, a collectio  

Books: Bench Press

Multimedia exhibit at the Public Library is a collaborative effort

0 Comments · Thursday, September 20, 2001
What does the word "bench" bring to mind? A lonely assemblage of chipped boards and faded paint waiting perpetually at the bus stop? A splintering seat soaked with years of excitement from Littl