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‘The Joy Luck Club’ Author Amy Tan

16, 2009

ArtZine interviews Amy Tan, the author of The Joy Luck Club, who came to Columbus as part of the Big Read, a national initiative that promotes reading as an integral aspect of American culture. We follow her as she participates in the Asian Festival and talks with our own Charlene Brown about her career.

Thuber Prize for Humer 2008

5, 2008

The 2008 Thurber Prize for American Humor was awarded at the Algonquin Hotel. While on location in NYC we found out why Ohioans only need to travel to downtown Columbus for big city entertainment.

Interview With Studs Terkel

Studs Terkel.
Studs Terkel spoke with Christopher Purdy in 2005 about his latest memoir.
3, 2008

Terkel was a broadcaster, interviewer and oral historian whose career lasted 76 years, from 1930 to 2006.

MadLab Theatre’s Theatre Roulette

7, 2008

999 writers submitted to MadLab Theatre’s Theatre Roulette event. Discover why this shorts festival is the longest running in Central Ohio.

OSU Writer Don Pollock Scores with Collection of Short Stories

knockemstiff by Donald Ray Pollock
The stories are often dark and unrelenting, but his writing is so well-crafted it pulls the reader in before he or she can resist the disturbing characters and their lives.
April 24, 2008

An Ohio author with a troubled past and a bright future has hit what is being praised as a home run in the literary world. Chilliclothe resident Don Pollack’s new collection of short stories entitled “Knockemstiff” recently received a rave review in the New York Times book review

Capital University Professor Brings Passion to Poetry

kevin griffith
In college Kevin Griffith discovered creative writing and poetry. He determined then he wanted to be a poet. When Griffith told parents he wanted to become a poet they quickly enrolled him in a a series of business courses
21, 2008

Capital University professor Kevin Griffith is popular with students and professors, alike.

Interview With Author and Ohio State Alum Will Allison

Will Allison.
Will Allison's new novel is called 'What You Have Left.'
14, 2007

Will Allison’s new novel What You Have Left has been lauded by the New York Times. In this interview, he talks about the MFA program at OSU, the many elements that he wove into his book (Including NASCAR), his writing process, and what lies ahead for him.