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Poetry Out Loud

3:51PM
February
12, 2013

Poetry Out Loud will hold its 2013 contest on March 16th at Ohio Dominican University. Make plans to be there to support Ohio high schools students on their way to the national championships! This video story is from the ArtZine archives and covers the 2007 competition.  For more information about this year’s activities visit The Ohio Arts [...]

ArtZine Update- Scott Pasfield’s “Gay in America”

11:15AM
June
11, 2012

Scott Pasfield’s “Gay in America’” honored in many book award lists for 2012.

Gay In America

5:10PM
December
20, 2011

Photographer Scott Pasfield’s intimate portraits of gay men from across the United States speak volumes on more than just sexual identity.

An Italian Love Story

Author Milena Agus.
Author Milena Agus.
3:31PM
February
14, 2011

Milena Agus is an up-and-coming Italian writer, who lives in Cagliari, Sardinia, the setting of her award-winning novel, ‘From the Land of the Moon,’ that takes place during the final and post years of World War II.

Favorite Books of 2010

The Slap book cover
'The Slap' by Christos Tsiolkas was on WOSU's list of favorite books in 2010.
3:56PM
December
16, 2010

WOSU Book Critic Kassie Rose and Classical Music Host Christopher Purdy discuss some of their favorite books of 2010

How Three Columbus Writers Spent National Novel Writing Month

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National Novel Writing Month: write a 50,000-word novel in a month!
8:55AM
December
10, 2010

It’s the dawning of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), the annual competition that, since it began in 1999, has challenged millions of scribes worldwide to crank out 50,000-word drafts of their novels in just 30 days.

Book Review: Bound by Antonya Nelson

Cover of 'Bound,' a book by Antonya Nelson.
'Bound,' a book by Antonya Nelson.
11:37AM
December
7, 2010

Antonya Nelson’s new novel opens dramatically with a fatal one-car accident. This is the stuff of great fictional domestic life in the right hands, and Nelson’s definitely dead on.

A Poetry Reading with NEA Fellowship Winner Maggie Smith

3:14PM
December
3, 2010

Smith reads two of her poems here, “Apologue (1)” – which she calls “an experiment” – and “The List of Dangers,” a reflection on her move to suburbia as a young girl.

Animation of Anne Frank, the Graphic Biography

'Anne Frank- The Anne Frank House Authorized Graphic Biography' (2010) book cover.
'Anne Frank- The Anne Frank House Authorized Graphic Biography' (2010) by Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón.
11:57AM
July
29, 2010

Extracts from the new graphic biography of Anne Frank, ‘Anne Frank: The Anne Frank House Authorized Graphic Biography’ (2010) by Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón.

Book Review: More Moore

"Bite Me: A Love Story" by Christopher Moore.
11:49AM
July
14, 2010

Christopher Moore’s prolifically grim tales are fool of wit, chaos, and subversion, vampires and skeletons.