A Downtown Amenity for Children Hiding in Plain Sight

While it might look quiet on the outside, if you enter the Lawson McGhee Library, take a sharp left and walk down a flight of stairs, it’s likely on any given day that you’ll encounter a sudden burst of joyous energy. It’s a trek that children and parents from all around the county take on […]

Celebrations and Shakespeare in the City

Late last week downtown was filled with celebrations of various sorts. Interestingly, three events in two days centered on literary achievements of sorts. Tuesday evening saw a celebration of a surprise publication and of the beginning of a journey to New York City for another. Thursday saw an annual production that honors the most esteemed […]

Pecha Kucha, July 2013

Pecha Kucha occurs quarterly, which would seem to give me plenty of notice, but somehow it slips up on my all the time. Confounding the surprise factor is the fact that the event changes venue almost every time. It started at the Jackson Avenue Workshops (which I attended), then moved various places over the next […]

Now the Books: Children’s Festival of Reading 2013

I told you last week there were two world-class festivals in town for the weekend and I really meant what I said. The International Biscuit Festival gets great press, as it should, and twenty thousand people attended. But there was another reason those parking garages filled so quickly and completely last Saturday morning: an estimated […]