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Poetry
3:53 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Poet thinks about the world of birds and the less-than-ideal life

Poet Gail Martin
Credit Freshwater Photography

Poet and psychologist Gail Martin will hold a reading Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. at Portage District Library for her new book Begin Empty-Handed, which won this year’s Perugia Press Prize. Perugia Press publishes poetry by up-and-coming female poets every year. 

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Science Fiction
1:34 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

When is the next book coming out? Waiting on the sci-fi series

George R.R. Martin, the writer of the popular book series now TV show 'Game of Thrones'
Credit AP Images

Almost everyone can relate to waiting for that next book in the series to come out. Our science fiction fans John Wenger and Andrea Johnson caught us up on a few series they’re reading.

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Local Authors
9:46 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Annie's Ghosts: A memoir of uncovered family secrets

The book Annie’s Ghosts was picked as this year’s the Great Michigan Read, which means it will be the subject of discussions around the state. Its author, Steve Luxenberg, will be at some of those events, including the one at Portage District Library on Monday at 6:30 p.m.

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Local Music
8:47 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Can't afford a trip to Ireland? Come listen to a cozy Irish session instead

Peering into the Irish session through the windows of London Grill
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Walk into the London Grill in downtown Kalamazoo on a lazy Sunday afternoon and you might forget you’re not in an Irish pub. There’s an old British telephone booth in the corner, pints of beer on almost every table, and the chatter and laughter of familiar faces playing together in an Irish session. 

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Fine Art
6:56 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

KCC ArtPrize entry will jog your memory, curiousity

Credit Ed Williams

This year’s ArtPrize is in full swing in downtown Grand Rapids. At the Western Michigan University Conference Center in Grand Rapids, a piece called “Didactic Revolvers” hangs in a room with an installation made out of plastic bags, what looks like a rotating broken canoe, and a huge uprooted tree.

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