Zinta Aistars

Host of 'Between The Lines'/Freelancer

Zinta Aistars is our resident book expert. She started interviewing authors and artists for our Arts & More program in 2011.

Aistars is creative director, writer, and editor at Z Word, LLC. She's also the published author of three books in her native Latvian language. Aistars regularly contributes to many print and online publications in addition to freelancing for WMUK.

Kalamazoo Public Library

In January, Kalamazoo Public Library started a program that challenges kids, and their parents or mentors, to read 1,000 books together before they start kindergarten.

Curator Paul Smithson at the A.M. Todd Rare Book Room
Zinta Aistars

Every term, Kalamazoo College digs up an exhibit for display at the A.M. Todd Rare Book Room. It’s located on the third floor of the Upjohn Library Commons building at the corner of Thompson and Academy streets.

Kalamazoo writer Andy Mozina will be reading from his short stories called Quality Snacks as part of the Michigan Notable Book tour.

The event takes place tomorrow at 5:30 at the Richland Community Library.

Elizabeth Kerlikowske in the WMUK studio
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Kellogg Community College professor and local poet Elizabeth Kerlikowske will be reading from her chapbook Last Hula on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Parchment Community Library. It’s a look back at the last few months of her father's life.

Kalamazoo poet Marie Bahlke in the WMUK studio
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Kalamazoo resident Marie Bahlke started writing poetry in her 70s and she just celebrated her 94th 

birthday. Her book One Oar follows her husband's life from the time he was first diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease until Bahlke is left a widow.

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