The Writers Guild Spoken Word Series on November 3 features Ryser Scholarship winners Hanh Tam Bui and Juliana Crespo, plus Ryser Scholarship founder Shayne Laughter and singer-songwriter Sarah Cassidy — all from Bloomington. The Ryser Scholarship is named after Joan Ryser, who taught literature and creative writing for 44 years at Bloomington High School South. Click here to read the article by Hiromi Yoshida.
Bloomington is one of four cities in the U.S. to launch Rise to Run, a new grassroots movement that encourages and trains high school- and college-aged women to run for office. Writer Allison Yates talks to local co-coordinators Regina Moore and Rachel Guglielmo about their program. Click here to read the full story.
Using a Rolleiflex 3.5 F camera, photographer Justin Banks shoots street scenes of Bloomington and processes the film in his kitchen. While his work is in the vein of Vivian Maier, who captured Chicago in the 1950s on the same kind of camera, Banks’ photography is classic, contemporary Bloomington. Click here to view our photo gallery.