Tag Archives: high school

‘Rookie’ Writer Turns To Self-Indulgence With Quirky New Film

Pictures | “Go go” – A24 I love a quirky movie as much as the next one, probably even more, but writer/director Mike Mills really pushes the quirkiness factor in “C’mon C’mon.” The film is ultimately saved by performances that stay grounded despite Mills’ tendency to be adorable. Not Joaquin …

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An ethnic woman’s journey to become an award-winning director

Diem won Best Direction at the world’s largest documentary film festival for his ‘Nhung Dua Tre Trong Suong’ (Children Of The Mist) last November. “It was such a big surprise,” she says. While most of the guests at the event were fancifully dressed, Diem wore jeans. On stage, the 30-year-old …

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Casey McQuiston on LGBTQ Rom-Com Books and “I Kissed Shara Wheeler”

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Loading Something is loading. In the world of romance novels, diverse, engaging, and authentic LGBTQ stories serve as a refreshing change of pace in queer visibility. That’s the best way to describe Casey McQuiston’s status in …

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Clinton’s Stephanie Henry adds whimsy and romance to her books

Sarah Arnold | Article Correspondent CLINTON – Stephanie Henry writes adult fiction, paranormal and urban fantasy with more than a hint of romance. She is a prolific writer, having written five books in five years. It is “a bit of motivation, mixed with a lot of imagination, as well as …

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New Idea: Schools take a different approach with books | News

Students learn so much from great literature besides understanding a text, said Amy Bellamy, a literacy coach for the Owensboro Public Schools District. Teachers understand the importance of providing students with books they can relate to, which is why they are so often used in every classroom, but especially at …

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The origins of the time loop in film and television

Time-loop plots in movies have become increasingly popular in recent years. Audiences have seen horror heroines living out their day of the dead on multiple occasions, Joseph Gordon Levitt struggling with his conscience and his former Bruce Willis, and even Marvel’s Sorcerer Supreme creating a time loop to save the …

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‘Ulysses’ goes to war – Book and Film Globe

From a certain point of view, the history of the publication of James Joyce’s Ulysses is also the history of the repression and censorship of literature in our society. Originally banned in the United States due to its brutal sexuality and vulgarity, the novel, on the 100and anniversary of its …

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Made-in-Japan manga goes global with Webtoon, Deadpool

Deadpool, meet All Might. Perhaps nothing shows how much the world of manga, the comic books and cartoons originating in Japan, has gone global better than the coming together of superheroes, Americans and Japanese. In “Deadpool: Samurai,” Marvel’s Deadpool is aided in his fight against evil by All Might, the …

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Wentzville School Board reverses decision on banned book | Books

WENTZVILLE — A banned book will once again be available to high school students here after the Wentzville School Board reversed its decision in the face of criticism and a class action lawsuit. The board voted 5-2 on Friday to reverse its earlier decision to ban Toni Morrison’s “The Bluest …

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Bentonville parents concerned about books with explicit content

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) – Parents and community members in Bentonville have raised concerns about some books in the high school library, while others said the books were taken out of context during a school board meeting. Several parents spoke about books with explicit sexual content at Tuesday’s board meeting. Lisa …

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‘BookTok’ reignites love for physical books – LE CHEVALIER GANNON

Gannon’s English-speaking community reflects on the influence of social media on increasing readership With our society’s apparent reliance on technology, it may be shocking that many still enjoy reading physical books. E-readers had their glory days, but popular social media app TikTok was able to encourage young and old to …

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Glengormley’s teenager screenplay selected by British Film Institute to hit big screen this summer

a bud Co-Antrim The filmmaker will see his screenplay transformed from the page to the big screen this summer after having his work selected by the British Film Institute. © Glengormley Secondary School Zoe Magee, 17, from Glengormley Zoe Magee is currently studying her A-Levels at Glengormley High School and …

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LIBRARY SHELF: One Hundred Years of Award-Winning Books | Local columnists

Have you heard of the latest award-winning books for children and teenagers? Each year at the end of January, the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, honors several authors and illustrators with various awards. The build-up to the big event is creating a …

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App State student guides others through writing – The Appalachian

From “Harry Potter” to “Goosebumps” to “The Boxcar Children,” an App State student has been engrossed in fictional worlds her entire life, and now she’s creating her own. Sabrina McPherson, an English Literature major with a concentration in Film Studies, has been a reader since childhood. Coming from a large …

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Books for North Carolina and Oklahoma

I was ready to put a science project there, but since Black History Month begins this week, I figured Mrs. Charleston’s class should get their materials on time. PROJECT 1 Project: Wanted: Classroom books and art supplies for Black History Month Resources: Help me give my students books for our …

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DeSaulnier announces winner of Congressional App Challenge

WALNUT STREAM U.S. Representative Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord, announced on Jan. 27 that Seth Raphael, of Walnut Creek, was the winner of the 2021 Congressional App Challenge (CAC) for California’s 11th congressional district. Raphael is a student at Las Lomas High School in Walnut Creek and designed LinkJoin, a virtual meeting …

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Woman Says Access to LGBTQ+ Books at Ridgeland Library Helped Her Throughout Her Childhood

RIDGELAND, Miss. (WLBT) – The soccer field is one place where CJ Winship has had a lot of success. Winship was a star football player at Ridgeland High School and Mississippi State University. She was a goalkeeper and was a dominant force on the pitch. However, in high school, when …

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The Maus that Roars – Book and Film Globe

Tennessee School Board Bans Art Spiegelman’s Book Just In Time For Holocaust Remembrance Day It’s Holocaust Remembrance Day and, as usual, there’s nothing to celebrate. At the right time, the McMinn County School Board, Tennessee, voted 10-0 ban Art Spiegelman’s groundbreaking Holocaust graphic novel “Maus” from its program. The council …

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Books against dystopias – The Chronicle

All cat names come with a good reason. Every once in a while four friends and I text each other in our iMessage group Dystopian plots. While no one dwells on that name these days, it stems from a long conversation over the past year (apology for spring break marked …

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Dreams come true for Bongo film bintis

By BEATRICE MATERU The Tanzanian film fraternity and the industry as a whole are delighted that binti, a production of Black Unicorn Studios in Dar es Salaam is screened by international streaming company Netflix. It’s a big deal to have a production on Netflix, and Binti has put Tanzania on …

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Billings Public Schools votes unanimously to keep two books in high school libraries

The Billings Public School Board, the largest in the state of Montana, unanimously decided Monday evening to keep two controversial titles found in high school libraries, “Gender Queer” by Maia Kobabe and “Lawn Boy” by Jonathan Evison. This decision came as a bit of a surprise, as a sub-committee of …

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All in the Family: ASU Film Professor Brings Progenitor Legend to Screen

January 24, 2022 Peter Murrieta grew up hearing stories about his ancestor Joaquin Murrieta, also known as Robin Hood of the West, from those close to him – about intelligence and resourcefulness Joaquin was, how he buried gold all over California and how he stood up for the less fortunate. …

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Scottish high school documentary is pleasantly weird – for a while

In the world of non-fiction filmmaking, it’s not uncommon for a documentary to be acclaimed for storytelling rather than storytelling quality. a crazy and compelling story can sometimes feel like a great documentary, even if it’s routine work. And then there’s ‘My Old School,’ he flipped the equation when it …

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The Blessings of Books – The Morning Sun

Honestly, I love this time of year despite sometimes numbing bouts of SAD. For the most part, life is good. Even when I am disgraced with fortune and the eyes of men, I cannot mourn my outcast state. Even though I haven’t gotten my snowshoes or cross-country skis out yet …

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Geoffrey Chaucer’s ‘Canterbury Tales’ app

One of the many reasons why Geoffrey Chaucer’s 14th century magnum opus The Canterbury Tales is considered a groundbreaking collection of stories because he chose to write it not in a scholarly language like Latin or French, but in the common language of the people: Middle English. Since colloquial English …

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10 movie titles inspired by popular songs

Music and movies go hand in hand and often the former can influence the latter in several ways. Song titles are generally concise and memorable, which makes them perfect to borrow when a movie is looking for a name. They are immediately memorable or, at least, familiar enough to generate …

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Top 10 Books About Amnesia | fiction

I have always been fascinated by human memory – its capacity, its sharpness, its connection to emotions and our basic senses. Somehow the drop of gray grime in my head manages to remind everything from the fraud statute I memorized in law school to the lyrics of virtually every new …

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Geoff Johnson: New film version of Macbeth shows its relevance to modern students

Despite his age, Macbeth remains relevant in the 21st century. Since 1906 there have been at least 17 film and television productions of ShakespeareMacbeth, each featuring the greatest directors and actors of the era. The fact that director Joel Coen delivered another cinematic version of Macbeth reinforces the enduring relevance …

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What books should our leaders read … and why

An agile attorney general should anticipate online challenges. Van Badham QAnon and enabled dive into the den of conspiracy theories and find more than a few Mad Haters. An Ugly Truth: In the Battle for Facebook Dominance, by American journalists Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang, investigates the bad behavior of …

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One of New Year’s Most Anticipated Books Puts Asian-American Friendship At Its Center

In Jean Chen Ho’s intimate and irreverent collection of related stories, “Fiona and Jane,” a group of multiethnic Asian Americans take readers from squalid Korean bars in malls to lavish New York clubs to Bustling Shilin Night Market in Taipei for 20 years. year of friendship between its titular characters. …

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The best literature we read in 2021

Despite our society’s general lack of interest in reading, the decline in literacy and technological change, and the propensity for a censorship drive, the world of literature continues to thrive anyway. The books keep coming out, and they continue to be worth pursuing. It is impossible for a literary critic …

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2021 movie recap – Lagniappe Mobile

Here’s a lazy year-end list of everything I reviewed over the past year to make sure you don’t miss a thing before you start all over again. It’s not in any particular order because it’s a lazy list. “I’m Your Man”: A delightful German comedy starring Dan Stevens as a …

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2021 in the books: “Everything seems magnified” | Chicago News

American poet Amanda Gorman reads her commissioned poem “The Hill We Go Up” during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the United States Capitol in Washington on January 20, 2021. (AP Photo / Patrick Semansky, Pool, File) NEW YORK (AP) – Books and authors counted in 2021, sometimes more than the …

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Utah school district to remove two books from library shelves

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – A Utah school district is removing two books from libraries following a parent complaint. The Washington County School District in southern Utah will be removing the award-winning books “Out of Darkness” and “The Hate U Give,” communications director Steven Dunham told KTVX. The first book …

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Chautauqua Literary Arts partners with the JHS class to present “Holidays in Poetry”

WRFA Jason sample speak with Sony Ton Aime, Michael I. Rudell Director of Literary Arts at Chautauqua Institution, and Betsy Rowe-Baehr, English teacher at Jamestown High School. The two share details about Holidays in poetry – a new community project combining poetry and the holidays. Part of the project involved …

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Superintendent issues decisive vote to remove 2 pounds from Washington County schools – St George News

The Washington County School District office at 121 W. Tabernacle St., St. George, Utah March 29, 2021 | Photo by Ammon Teare, St. George News ST. GEORGE –A parental complaint led to the removal of two books from the shelves of libraries in the Washington County School District. Two books …

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columnist wore a map of Ireland on his face | Books

KAREN E. DAVIS Belgrade News I have known various members of the Helmville Geary family for decades. Irish in the literal sense of the word, they wear the map of Ireland on their faces and in their hearts. This Helmville tribe is a mix of County Cork and County Limerick, …

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Amanda Gorman, TikTok, banned titles and more – Daily News

By Hillel Italy Books and authors counted in 2021, sometimes more than the industry wanted. A 22-year-old poet has become a star of literature. The enthusiasm of young people on TikTok has helped revive Colleen Hoover’s “It Ends With Us” and other novels released years earlier. Conservatives pushed for restricting …

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The Recorder – The Art of Translation: Two Books by Valley Academics Shine a Light on the Holocaust and the Life of a Writer

A few years ago, an investigation by Claims Conference, an organization that oversees the restitution of Jewish victims of Nazi persecution and their heirs, revealed disturbing news. Many Americans, especially younger ones, lacked a basic understanding of the Holocaust, survey finds, with respondents significantly underestimating the number of Jews murdered …

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First-ever touch and voice app for kids to improve reading and hearing comprehension now available for iPad and iPhone

Bamboo Learning open-ended question The Bamboo Learning iPad app has great books for each of my kids, who are 4, 9 and 12, and they’re already improving their reading, listening and speaking skills. – Shayle E., high school teacher and mother of three from Kingston, MA. SEATTLE (PRWEB) December 07, …

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Leander ISD withdraws 11 books from program after one year of review

The Leander Independent School District will remove 11 books from the high school curriculum after a year-long review of titles parents deem inappropriate. This is the latest step in the district’s plan to address a debate on student reading materials that began last fall. Parents complained about some books available …

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PWCS Launches Tip Line App

New system allows young people and adults to securely submit anonymous safety concerns anytime, anywhere PWCS Launches ‘Say Something’ Anonymous Reporting System (SS-ARS) designed specifically for Grades 6 to 12 students and staff to report all types of serious or potentially violent concerns of unsafe behavior or threats of harm …

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Are we past the cultural cringe? Books That Made Us puts Australian literature in the spotlight

Great books can shape lives. So it’s no surprise that the people who inspire us to delve into the world of literature can also leave a lasting mark. For actress and producer Claudia Karvan, that person is her HSC English teacher, Jan Murray. “I owe her a lot,” she said, …

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It’s been a minute with Sam Sanders: NPR

Many lists of banned books include Raina Telgemeier’s Drama, Brendan Kiely and Jason Reynolds All the American boys, by Alison Bechdel Fun house, Benjamin Alire Sáenz Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe, Ruby Bridge It’s your time, and Toni Morrison Beloved. Estefania Miter / NPR / NPR …

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Books open minds; Iowa school books ban shuts them down

A wave of complaints primarily about the sexual content in the books in the Des Moines area public school library caused, for most observers, a few nods, but not much to say about it. ‘other. Districts tend to have good processes for sorting out these things. And “How young is …

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Our Country Friends by Gary Shteyngart Review

“How many of us have to die for your personal re-enactment of The Big Chill?” Masha, the long-suffering wife of landowner Alexander Borisovich Senderovsky, tears himself away after their guests finally stumble to their respective beds after the first of many drunken community dinners in Gary Shteyngart’s highly entertaining novel, …

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Wayne NJ’s parents demand removal of gender identity books from school

WAYNE – Parents are calling on the Board of Education to permanently remove what they consider inappropriate and “pornographic” material from several school libraries. The problem emerged last month, but it came to a head last week when at least three parents filed complaints with the K-12 District for seven …

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Making the distribution of “obscene” books in schools a crime

The President of the Iowa Senate said this week that teachers and other school employees who give “obscene” material to students should be prosecuted, adding that he was drafting legislation that would make it. a crime. In a single room-only meeting Thursday night in Johnston, Senator Jake Chapman took advantage …

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App State alumna prepares her way to Food Network – The Appalachian

Lily Kincaid, A&C Associate EditorNovember 18, 2021|1,734 views An App State alum mixes things up with eleven other bakers on the eighth season of Food Network’s ‘Holiday Baking Championship’. Jennifer Hood, a 29-year-old woman who lives in Winston-Salem, earned her undergraduate degree in dietetics from Florida State University. From there, …

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Libertyville student’s app helps feed the hungry

Solve Hunger began as an idea at the Sharma family’s dinner table. The Sharmas were discussing potential solutions to improve local food collection networks. Tavish Sharma, a sophomore at Libertyville High School at the time, started the dinnertime conversation. He felt compelled to continue helping hungry people after leading a …

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App State professor emphasizes importance of Native American history – the Appalachian

LEFT: Allen Bryant is a professor at the Reich College of Education, director of the Gadugi Scholars program, and a native of Cherokee. In addition to his App State classes, Bryant teaches three classes at Cherokee High School in hopes of educating the next generation Cherokee and showing that “the …

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OP-ED | Chances are, app-based gaming will cause some issues.

BARTH KECK I have always been a fan of dystopian literature with its premises and caveats. “by George Orwell”1984”Was one of the early favorites, soon followed by that of Aldous Huxley.Brave New World. “TV shows such as the Rod Serling classic”fuzzy area“And the contemporary of Charlie Brooker”Black mirror” come up …

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App State senior vlogs throughout college – Appalachia

The top result for “App State tour” on YouTube is not a university-produced video, but rather a student’s passion project. Zoe Raymond, a public health major, balances school, work, life, and a side project that has caught the eye of strangers on King Street and unexpectedly at work. Inasmuch as …

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Julien Baker explored the literary arts on ‘Little Oblivions’, now she’s ready to educate

Baker’s “Little Oblivions,” her third studio album, received widespread praise for its full band sound (new accompaniments that she performed on her own) and intentional, confident lyricism. The 12 track album is more streamlined than equally emotionally anchored “Sprained Ankle” and “Turn Out the Light”. Baker worked with producer and …

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Founder of this scholarship app helps students around the world find – BOTWC

The app is a game-changer! The founder of the # 1 scholarship app helps students around the world find funding for their studies. Christopher Gray is the founder of Scholy, the world’s number one scholarship app. Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Gray always dreamed of doing great things but didn’t know …

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Utah Festival of the Arts 2021: Literary Arts Program, now in its 27th year, adds new features including BIPOC Literary Program, student writer readings, three-stage performances

EDITOR’S NOTE: For more on some highlights from this year’s Utah Festival of the Arts literary arts program, check out articles on BIPOC’s literary program here, AM Luzzader and Chadd VanZanten here, Danielle Susi and the student writers from the SLCC here and the independent and team poems slams here. …

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Pamplin Media Group – Bits & Pieces: Literary Arts Virtualandia Features Young Poets

Other elements include the New Avenues for Youth mural, the Laurelhurst Club, the Ansel Adams and Lois Greenfield exhibit. Adams’ photos on display The Portland Art Museum has reopened and will bring the “Ansel Adams in Our Time” exhibit to members beginning Wednesday, April 28 and to the general public …

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Upper St. Clair High School Literary Arts Magazine Wins Top Honors | News

Upper St. Clair High School’s literary art magazine, Montage, recently won first place in the 2020 Scholastic Yearbook and Magazine Awards. The 2019-2020 edit has been published thanks to the work of many students, including editors Haley Beardsley, Anika Sinha, and Shana Reddy, and staff Kaitlyn Clougherty, Jordan Holleran, and …

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Literary Arts Festival spotlights local and guest artists of color

When author Sarah Rafael García’s LibroMobile started taking up space in an alleyway in Santa Ana next to 4th and Spurgeon streets, the goal was to cultivate diversity through books. The past year has been all about how to occupy online space to survive. LibroMobile Literary Arts Festival will go …

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4 new book releases from Pittsburgh to keep on your radar | Literary Arts | Pittsburgh

Click to enlarge All this time by Mikki Daughtry and Rachael LippincottReleased September 29 via Simon & Schuster books for young readersTeen Fiction/Contemporary Romance, 336 pagesThe authors of No. 1 New York Times Bestseller five feet away are back, this time with a teen romance novel that …

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Beyond a Bookstore: Literary Arts for All Ages at the Open Book | Lifestyles

Opened in March of this year, The Open Book in Old Town Warrenton has already become for many one of their favorite spots on Main Street. The bookstore caters to the needs of avid readers, curious browsers, and those who enjoy attending special events. Evidenced by the popularity and success …

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Literary Arts: Discarded Books Become Art in the Classroom of UW Youth Summer Programs

Arts and entertainment | Education | Learning | UW and the community July 24, 2013 Evelyn Thompson, 12, a student in the UW Summer Youth Programs class on the book arts, shows off her creation, made of wire, papier-mâché and a worn book. The fringed oval shapes were inspired by …

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