literature http://michiganradio.org en Michigan author Laura Kasischke discusses her latest novel http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-author-laura-kasischke-discusses-her-latest-novel <p>You wake up on Christmas morning a bit hung over from too much spiked eggnog the night before. You woke up much later than you'd meant to and you try to shake off a lingering nightmare. You've got a houseful of guests to cook for, a moody teenage daughter sulking in her bedroom and there is a snowstorm to end all snowstorms howling outside.</p><p>Welcome to the world of Holly Judge. She's a wife, a mother, and a frustrated poet. And she's one of the central characters in the latest novel from Michigan author Laura Kasischke.&nbsp; It's a psychological thriller called Mind of Winter.</p><p>Laura Kasischke joined us today.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:31:28 +0000 Stateside Staff 17001 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan author Laura Kasischke discusses her latest novel Stateside: Keith Taylor's top three winter reads http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-keith-taylors-top-three-winter-reads <p>As cold weather begins biting our fingers, reveries of fireside reading become common and lingering.</p><p><a href="http://www.keithtaylorannarbor.com/">Keith Taylor</a> writes both poetry and fiction; he coordinates the undergraduate program in creative writing at the University of Michigan and is the poetry editor for Michigan Quarterly Review.</p><p>Taylor knows Michigan literature-&nbsp; so we asked him to compile a list of his three recommended winter reads.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 20:58:14 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 10017 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside: Keith Taylor's top three winter reads Michigan author dreams up a deadlier Ann Arbor http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-author-dreams-deadlier-ann-arbor Ask Harry Dolan to take you for lunch at a restaurant he's written about, and he won't disappoint. In downtown Ann Arbor, Mich., on Liberty Street, the vegetarian restaurant Seva serves mushroom sliders and yam fries that both the crime writer and his characters are quite fond of. With any luck, you'll also catch the perfect song playing in the background — "Psycho Killer" by the Talking Heads.<p>Dolan's David Loogan crime series follows the editor of a mystery magazine who's always finding trouble. Mon, 27 Aug 2012 19:41:28 +0000 Noah Adams 8834 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan author dreams up a deadlier Ann Arbor A Hemingway-themed hotel in Michigan's northern woods? http://michiganradio.org/post/hemingway-themed-hotel-michigans-northern-woods <p>Looking for a clean, well-lighted place to lay your head?</p><p>A company has plans to develop a slew of <a href="http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1954/hemingway-bio.html">Ernest Hemingway</a>-inspired hotels and resorts. The folks behind Hemingway Hotels &amp; Resorts only have a website at this point, but their plan is to build a minimum of 30 hotels worldwide, all based in places that were in some way relevant to the life, times and adventures of Papa Hemingway.</p> Mon, 23 Apr 2012 20:50:52 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 7162 at http://michiganradio.org A Hemingway-themed hotel in Michigan's northern woods? "Art X Detroit" puts spotlight on the city's literary, visual and performing arts scene http://michiganradio.org/post/art-x-detroit-puts-spotlight-citys-literary-visual-and-performing-arts-scene <p>The Detroit arts world will be in the spotlight this week.</p><p>The first ever <a href="http://artxdetroit.com/">Art X Detroit</a> event runs Wednesday, April 6 - Sunday, April 10 and will feature everything from hip hop performances to classical and jazz music to poetry readings.</p><p>The event features the 40 artists who have won visual, literary, or performing arts fellowships through the Kresge Foundation over the past two years.</p><p><a href="http://artxdetroit.com/artist/louis-aguilar/">Lewis Aguilar</a> is a 2010 Kresge Literary Arts fellow. For Art X Detroit, he&rsquo;s written a story about <a href="http://www.pbs.org/weta/fridakahlo/life/index.html">Frida Kahlo</a> and <a href="http://www.diegorivera.com/">Diego Rivera</a> and their time in Detroit. A dramatic reading of the work will take place at <a href="http://www.dia.org/art/rivera-court.aspx">Rivera Court</a> in the <a href="http://dia.org">Detroit Institute of Arts</a>:</p><blockquote><p>&quot;I will have people reading that story in the form of a 3-act play, while more than 100 images are being shown on a very large screen behind them.&quot;</p></blockquote><p><a href="http://artxdetroit.com/artist/chido-johnson/">Chido Johnson</a> was a 2009 Kresge &ldquo;Visual Artist&rdquo; fellow, and he&rsquo;s excited to display his new work during Art X Detroit. He says &quot;Detroit has been identified over and over again as a decayed city, and this is a way to really emphasize how rich and cultural it is. Wed, 06 Apr 2011 21:46:11 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 1944 at http://michiganradio.org "Art X Detroit" puts spotlight on the city's literary, visual and performing arts scene