Mike Anderson plays guitar, banjo, jaw harp, noseflute, bones and more. He is best known as an outstanding mountain dulcimer player -- one of the very in the Midwest. As an author and elementary school teacher, Mike has honed his skills as a storyteller, and is one of the best yarn-spinners and worst pun-tellers anywhere. A winning combination of music, storytelling and humor makes Mike a crowd-pleasing performer wherever he goes. Families.
Associate professor of English Dr. Matt Dube explores what author George Hodgman does to make small town life come alive in this year's One Read book, "Bettyville." He'll also explore how other writers have treated the topic in their works before leading some writing exercises to help you discover how to write about the place you're from.
To complement the memoir "Bettyville," our One Read title, KOPN host Jackie Casteel will interview local author Christina Holzhauser, a contributor to the anthology “Crooked Letter i: Coming Out in the South." This collection of first-person nonfiction narratives pivots around a central theme — finally finding language to understand one's identity and then discovering you were never the only one.
The often crushing yet invisible struggles of young African-American men come vividly — and heroically — to life in this month's documentary feature "All the Difference," which traces the paths of two teens from the South Side of Chicago who dared to dream a seemingly impossible dream: to graduate from college. Oscar-nominated producer/director Tod Lending's intimate film, executive produced by author Wes Moore, follows the young men through five years of hard work, sacrifice, setbacks and uncertainty. Shown in collaboration with POV, PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series (www.pbs.org/pov). Watch the trailer at www.dbrl.org/films. (2016, not rated, 83 minutes) Adults and teens.
Join us as local author Carolyn Branch, born and raised in Mokane, shares insights and the history relating to her recently published book "Snakes in the Kitchen: A Memoir." A book signing follows. Presented in collaboration with the Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society.
It's the end of week one of National Novel Writing Month. How's your novel going? Come to this session to devote some time to your writing, hear local author readings and participate in a critique and suggestion time. Light refreshments will be served. This is part three of a four-part series co-sponsored by the local Fulton NaNoWriMo group. Visit http://nanowrimo.org to learn more.