Tag Archives: creative writing

Ypsi/Arbor Exit Interview: D’Real Graham

A few weeks ago, longtime Ypsilanti resident D’Real Graham left town for Washington, DC, where he’ll soon be restarting his college career. Before leaving, D’Real and I had the occasion to exchange a few emails about his memories of growing up here, how he’d seen the city change over his lifetime, and his plans for […]

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Reflecting on the origins, accomplishments and future of Mittenfest

Between Christmas and New Year’s Day, Ypsilanti will, as it’s done for the past seven years, play host to the incredible Michigan music festival known as Mittenfest. Following is a short interview I conducted online with organizers Brandon Zwagerman, Jeremy Peters and Amy Sumerton on how Mittenfest got started, how it’s changed over the years, […]

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826 Michigan, growing to meet demand in Ypsi’s public schools, looking forward to Mittenfest VI

As Mittenfest is right around the corner, and since we haven’t heard from our friends at the kids’ literacy and creative writing non-profit 826 Michigan in a while, I thought that I’d reach out to Executive Director Amanda Uhle, and ask what’s new. Here’s our exchange. MARK: It’s been a while since we’ve had anything […]

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Introducing “Stupor”… the book

Two of my best friends are releasing books this week, and, in spite of the all-consuming jealousy that’s overtaken me, I’ve decided to help them promote their works here. The first book that I’d like to tell you about is by my blog-hijacking friend Steve Hughes, the publisher of the often recalled zine Stupor. Here’s […]

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Long Gone: A Poetry Sideshow

A local woman by the name of Karrie Waarala is putting on a one-woman show at the Riverside Arts Center this weekend, and, as I thought that some of you might find the subject matter of interest, I took the opportunity to ask her a few questions. The show, which is entitled Long Gone: A […]

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