Mike Copeland: A year of Waco home sales; Layne’s Chicken Fingers; Lions Park leveled; Business roundup | Local Business News

Waco fans can OD on DC in May, thanks to a free comic book event next weekend at Bankston’s and a new exhibit at the Mayborn Museum. On Saturday, May 7, Bankston’s Comics and Sportscards, 1321 S. Valley Mills Drive, will join shops worldwide on Free Comic Book Day, an event meant to attract attention … Read more

At Westerly Library & Wilcox Park: Everything from Nic Cage to Keanu Reeves | Guest Columns

We, as a society, are fascinated by celebrities. The more eccentric, the better. We follow them on social media, surreptitiously read click-bait articles about them, and eagerly await the release of their (inevitable) memoirs. Sometimes we even abandon a perfectly good, half-written newspaper column at the 11th hour and decide, inexplicably, to write about such … Read more

World Book Day: Writing despite war, exile and fear of death | Culture | Arts, music and lifestyle reporting from Germany | DW

Ukrainian writer Yuri Andrukhovych describes himself as an Odysseus-type guy since, like the legendary figure from Greek mythology, he is often on the road. Like the ancient warrior, he also longs for his native country. “I am always ready to go on a trip, especially if it is connected with a reading,” he told DW. … Read more

Lost Charlotte Brontë Manuscript Sells for $1.25 Million | Smart News

A Book of Ryhmes by Charlotte Bronte Courtesy of James Cummins Bookseller, Inc. Nearly 200 years ago, a 13-year-old created a tiny book of poems in minuscule, print-like text and sewed it into a miniature book with needle and thread. That teenage author was Charlotte Brontë, who would later go on to write Jane Eyre … Read more

Writing despite war, exile and fear of death | Culture | Arts, music and lifestyle reporting from Germany | DW

Ukrainian writerYuri Andrukhovych describes himself as an Odysseus-type guy since, like the legendary figure from Greek mythology, he is often on the road. Like the ancient warrior, he also longs for his native country. “I am always ready to go on a trip, especially if it is connected with a reading,” he told DW. “I … Read more

Community Calendar 4/21-4/28 | Community

The following events are set to take place between Thursday, April 21, and Thursday, April 28. Baby Storytime 9:30 am and 11 am, Thursdays, April 21 and 28 Attend at whatever time works best for you and your baby. Enjoy rhymes, bounces, and stories with Ms. Wendy along with social time for babies and caregivers. … 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

EWU’s Get Lit! Festival returns with four days of in-person events for readers, writers, poets and more | Arts & Culture | Spokane | The Pacific Northwest Inlander

click to enlarge FROM LEFT: Chen Chen, Rena Priest, Lesley Nneka Arimah and Sharma Shields are Get Lit! 2022 guests. Aafter one year on hiatus (2020), and another taking place virtually (2021), Eastern Washington University’s regional literary festival is finally back in original form. The 24th annual Get Lit! Festival returns April 21-24, for a … Read more

At Westerly Library & Wilcox Park: Stories about animals and their people | Guest Columns

Books and films about human/animal friendships are always popular here at the library, but I have a complicated relationship with them. On one hand, I love nothing more than a heartwarming tale about a human winning the affection of an adorable animal. On the other hand, I’m typically overcome by a paralyzing fear that something … Read more

At the Westerly Library and Wilcox Park: Stories about animals and their people | Guest Columns

Books and films about human/animal friendships are always popular here at the library, but I have a complicated relationship with them. On one hand, I love nothing more than a heartwarming tale about a human winning the affection of an adorable animal. On the other hand, I’m typically overcome by a paralyzing fear that something … Read more