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Arts & Culture
10:40 am
Sun August 19, 2012

2012 Antioch Writers' Workshop Faculty Readings: Linda Gerber

Linda Gerber with poetry instructor Jim Daniels
courtesy of the Antioch Writers' Workshop

Last month the week-long Antioch Writers' Workshop was held in Yellow Springs.  The workshop's faculty members, all published authors, held nightly readings at Antioch University Midwest during that week and for the month of August we'll be bringing excerpts from some of those readings on WYSO Weekend.

This week we hear from Columbus-based writer Linda Gerber.  She's the author of several acclaimed young adult novels including the "Death By" mystery series which she reads from here.

Books
12:41 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

Book Nook: Broken Harbor, by Tana French

Tana French just published her fourth novel in a mystery series that features the Dublin Murder Squad. The book immediately entered the New York Times top ten list for fiction. I taped a phone interview with French while she was in New York recently on  book tour. Here's my mini-review of the book that ran in the Dayton Daily News and the Springfield News-Sun:
 

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Arts & Culture
10:45 am
Sun August 12, 2012

2012 Antioch Writers' Workshop Faculty Readings: Jeff Gundy

Jeff Gundy reading at the Antioch Writers' Workshop
courtesy of the Antioch Writers' Workshop

Last month the week-long Antioch Writers' Workshop was held in Yellow Springs.  The workshop's faculty members, all published authors, held nightly readings at Antioch University Midwest during that week and for the month of August we'll be bringing excerpts from some of those readings on WYSO Weekend. 

This week's reading is from Jeff Gundy, a Mennonite poet from Ohio whose work deals with a variety of subjects from historical to autobiographical.  He begins with a poem written after a walk in Glen Helen. 

Arts & Culture
10:45 am
Sun August 5, 2012

2012 Antioch Writers' Workshop Faculty Readings: Trudy Krisher

Trudy Krisher
courtesy of the Antioch Writers' Workshop

Last month the week-long Antioch Writers' Workshop was held in Yellow Springs.  The workshop's faculty members, all published authors, held nightly readings at Antioch University Midwest during that week and for the next month we'll be bringing excerpts from some of those readings here on WYSO Weekend.  Our first reading is from Trudy Krisher, an award-winning author and assistant professor at Sinclair Community College.  This year she served as the instructor for the young writers attending the workshop.  Here she reads from her novel Kinship, which is set in a South Georgia trailer park i

Books
1:30 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

Book Nook: The Devil All The Time, by Donald Ray Pollock

Donald Ray Pollock and Vick Mickunas in Xenia
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Last year I reviewed Donald Ray Pollock's debut novel for the Washington Independent Review of Books. Here's an excerpt from what I wrote:
 

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