Earlier this month, two Grand Rapids high school students, Maeve Wilbourn and Aliya Hall, attended the first-ever International Congress of Youth Voices.
It’s summer and time to dust off that stack of books next to your bed and get reading. We all know summer is the perfect time to lay outside while getting lost in a good book. It’s picking what book to read that’s the hard part.
Writing is hard enough without having your characters come to life, and therein lies the dread of Ryan Lieske’s new novel, Fiction.
Every other month in a bar in Grand Rapids, a group of people all over the community gather to read their own short stories: written in 440 words or less.
We tasked elementary and middle school students at the Creative Youth Center’s summer programming to become journalists and give Revue readers some unique perspectives on cool (and hot!) spots in GR. Here’s what they had to say.
It’s common knowledge that reading makes you smarter, wiser, sexier, more mysterious and arguably stronger (those hardcovers are heavy).
Why, you’re reading right now! Just take a look around and see how impressed everyone is. Feel the intrigue, the desire, the respect emanating from their fixed gaze — that’s why Grand Rapids Public Library started GR Reads, its adult summer reading program.
While Schuler Books and local libraries are stocked with rock ‘n’ roll biographies spanning all genres — sometimes the hard-to-get, feasibly out-of-print, gems deliver more debauchery. If you’re willing to waken the sleuth in you, try digging around for these rare tell-alls detailing some of Michigan’s oddest icons.
Contrary to what Midwesterners often think, we do speak with an accent. And it’s a funny one at that, depending whom you ask.
It’s achieved by “talking as though your lower jaw has fallen off and you have to form words with the rest of your face,” according to Edward McClelland.
So the author explains in his new book, “How To Speak Midwestern,” which is both a cultural history of and field guide to the varieties of speech throughout middle (real?) America.
There’s nothing quite like the charming atmosphere of an old bookstore. It’s difficult to walk in and not immediately feel a wave of comfort wash over you.
A modern bookshop can’t replicate the vibes and many people say picking up an e-reader just doesn’t compare to the pages of a dusty, well-loved book. Here’s a small guide to get you started.
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