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Sports & Games
8:10 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

5 Things You Need To Know About the Highland Games

Michigan Highlanders practice for the highland games at Hughes Park in Hudsonville
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

On Saturday athletes from all over Michigan will come to the Kalamazoo Scottish Festival to participate in the Highland Games. For seven West Michigan sportsmen, the event is a warm up for the Scottish Masters World Championship in September held in Inverness, Scotland.

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Poetry
7:11 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

WMU Instructor, PhD Student Wins National Poetry Prize

Donald Hall Poetry Prize Winner Iliana Rocha reading her poetry at the WMUK studio
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Western Michigan University PhD student and creative writing instructor Iliana Rocha has won the Association for Writers and Writing Programs’ Donald Hall Prize for Poetry. Rocha says in the poetry world, it’s a pretty big deal.

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Books
10:51 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Author Features Karate and Anti-Government Extremism In New Work

Author Mike Harvkey
Credit courtesy of Mike Harvkey

The on-air cut of Mike Harvkey's interview on 'In the Course of Human Events.' For the full interview, scroll down.

Mike Harvkey will debut his novel, In the Course of Human Events, Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. at Bookbug in Kalamazoo along with friend and author Josh Weil. Harvkey's book is about a 20-something man named Clyde Twitty living in the Midwest in the shadow of an economic recession.

When he meets charismatic karate teacher Jay Smalls, Clyde begins to feel like he has more control over his life. But there's a dark side to Jay's teachings and soon we see Clyde drifting into radical, anti-government extremism.

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Books
10:12 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Collapse of the Soviet Union and Brotherly Love Featured in New Novel

Author Josh Weil
Credit Jilan Carroll Glorfield

The on-air cut of Josh Weil's interview about 'The Great Glass Sea.' Scroll down for the full interview.

Josh Weil will debut his novel, The Great Glass Sea, Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. at Bookbug in Kalamazoo along with friend and author Mike Harvkey. Weil describes his book as a "fraternal love story."

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Festivals
5:57 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Fiber Fest Takes You From Fur To Knits

Lynda Jeltema holds one of her angora rabbits.
Sehvilla Mann WMUK

Some people knit. Others raise llamas, gather their wool, dye it, spin it and then knit.

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