Editors Ashley Nickels and Dani Vilella discuss their inspiration, local history of activism, and some of their favorite essays from "Grand Rapids Grassroots: An Anthology" in this new article from GR Mag. It's so cool to see the enthusiastic response this book is getting in Grand Rapids and beyond! Order your copy here.
“What I can do is sort of offer this history, and say, 'Hey, these problems are ecological but they’re also historical,'" he says. “How can we bring that into the conversation to provide solutions that are watershed solutions?" Read the article and listen to the interview here.
Read an excerpt of Elizabeth Catte's What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia in the Boston Review
Ryan Schnurr's new book made the Journal Gazette's list of top ten nonfiction books at the public library. Check out the whole list here.
Belt authors Mark Meyer and Meredith Meyer Grelli are featured speakers at the Boozy Brunch Book Fair, coming to Pittsburgh's Threadbare Cider and Mead on Dec 3. An improvement on the Scholastic Fairs you remember from school. Bringing the brightest Drink and Food Authors from around the country and region together for a Sunday brunch of talks, book signings and shopping, food and drink. Each author talk will be paired with a drink (beer, cider, cocktail, spirit) of the author's choosing and provided complimentary to guests. More info here. Preorder the book before you go!