New Memoir: It Rained in the Desert

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 01-08-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Jocelyn Dettloff remembers being calm after the fall. She lay in the sand of Dune 45 Sosoussvlei, one of Namibia, Africa’s biggest sand dunes and thought about where the closest hospital might be. She already knew she couldn’t feel her...

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Catalyst Radio: Peace activist, oral historian, author Rosalie Riegle in Grand Rapids

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Submitted 07-26-2013 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this edition of Catalyst Radio, we are joined by oral historian and activist Rosalie Riegle. Riegle was in town earlier this week as part of her...

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Growing, eating, reading: New book tells story of Grand Rapids food

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 06-19-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Timing is everything. It matters for growing and harvesting plants and for Lisa Rose Starner, it matters for writing her new book, "Grand Rapids Food: A Culinary Revolution." Laid up by knee surgery in April of last year after tearing her...

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Author Robin Hemley at Aquinas College

by (AQContemporaryW...)

Submitted 10-29-2012 under NONPROFITS

Robin Hemley has authored ten books of nonfiction and fiction.  His writing has been published in the U.S., Great Britain, Germany, Japan, the Philippines, Hong Kong (and elsewhere), and has been widely anthologized. His work has appeared in...

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Festival of Faith and Writing aims to offer encouragement to hopeful writers

by (Chelsea)

Submitted 03-29-2012 under NEWS

Calvin College's Festival of Faith and Writing is gearing up for another year of authors, editors, publishers, artists and readers coming together for three days of discussion. This year's festival will take place April 19-21, bringing to...

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Lyons offers new vision for Christianity in America

by (A.Steiner)

Submitted 01-16-2012 under OPINION

For the last century, Gabe Lyons told to a full audience at Calvin College on Tuesday, Jan. 11, American Christians have been telling a half-truth, a message of sin and salvation that by itself is “incoherent.” Lyons compared preaching...

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Spirits and Wine Author Reads at Schuler Books

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 10-17-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

One might think to write a mystery book, you'd need to read a few mystery books. Not the case with Susan Newhof: she's more of a science fiction reader, and the oddities of that genre provided the groundwork she needed to write a mystery....

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Tanya Eby: Writer, Reader, Teacher and Blunderwoman

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 02-22-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Reader reviews of Tanya Eby's first book, Easy Does It use phrases like chick lit, addictive as a bag of Doritos and cute. The reviewers also write that it is wickedly funny and insightful. Reviewers claim to laugh out loud. All of this pleases Eby...

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National Novel Writing Month: To Build Without Tearing Down

by (LorenaSlager)

Submitted 11-15-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

With the recent time change reminding us of how bleak November can get, you might find yourself looking for a diversion to keep your spirits up. So what about that novel you’ve always wanted to write? Why don’t you finally start writing that this...

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Public Invited to 14th Annual DIA Events

by (grdominicans)

Submitted 06-11-2010 under NONPROFITS

The Dominican Institute for the Arts (DIA) is sponsoring two inspiring and life-changing events that are part of the DIA's 14th Annual Gathering of Dominican Artists: 1) A retreat for artists and those who appreciate art;...

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