Recent book on racial exclusion features chapter on Edina | Edina

Chad Montrie, author of “Whiteness in Plain View: A History of Racial Exclusion in Minnesota,” gives a presentation about the book at the Edina History Museum April 8. (Sun Current staff photo by Caitlin Anderson) An African American family that was being displaced due to the construction of Interstate 35W in the 1960s sought to … Read more

COLUMN: Connect, relate, and grow through the written word | Columns

I started writing poetry when I was young. Being rather shy, I found my outlet in poetry. It was my go-to when things didn’t make sense or when I was feeling sad or lonely or angry. When my grandpa passed away in 2011, I wrote a poem and read it during the ceremonies of Relay … Read more

Whiting Foundation Awards $50,000 Prize to Anthony Cody

FRESNO — The Whiting Foundationa New York-based humanities organization that has supported creative writers since 1985, awarded author and Fresno State alumnus Anthony Cody with a $50,000 prize. One of the most esteemed and largest monetary gifts to emerging writers, the annual Whiting Awards recognize early career achievement and “empower recipients to fulfill the promise … Read more

Community news from around the area | News, Sports, Jobs

Weirton Lions Club making plans for wine-tasting April 29 WIRTON — Weirton Lions Club members are bringing back an event from their past — a collaboration with the Tri-State Winemakers Club — for a wine-tasting night. It will be held April 29 from 6 pm to 9 pm at the Weirton American Legion Hall at … Read more

Utah Valley Calendar: Things to do – April 16 | News, Sports, Jobs

AMERICAN FORK “Mamma Mia!” — The American Fork Community Theater will present the world-renowned stage musical “Mamma Mia!” celebrating the music of ABBA at 7:30 pm from April 22 to May 7 at the Valentine Theater. There will be an audience singalong night on Friday, April 29. For more information, visit Salute to Youth … Read more

Mariposa Arts Council to Host Virtual Poetry Reading

MARIPOSA On April 28, 2022, at 6 pm, the Mariposa Arts Council will host a virtual poetry reading with nationally-renowned contemporary poets and authors, Karyna McGlynn and Michael Mlekoday. Michael Mlekoday. The reading will be facilitated by resident poet Megan Levadand will feature a special performance from Mariposa County’s 2022 Poetry Out Loud Champion, Maegan … Read more

Community news from around the area | News, Sports, Jobs

Tickets remain available for OVBPW Wine and Shoe event STEUBENVILLE — Tickets remain available for the Ohio Valley Business and Professional Women’s key fundraiser — the Wine and Shoe Extravaganza that will be held April 28 at the St. Francis Centre, located at 805 Lee Road, Follansbee. Doors open at 5 pm Tickets are $25 … Read more

New York Public Library makes banned books free on its app

The New York Public Library wants to put banned books in every American’s hands — and for free. It’s about availability, says the head of the NYPL, as the strain around claims of censorship and banned books has heightened in step with a fraught political climate. With a new program announced Wednesday, anyone — not … Read more