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Zinta Aistars

Host of 'Between The Lines'/Freelancer

Zinta Aistars is our resident book expert. She started interviewing authors and artists for our Arts & More program in 2011.

Aistars is creative director, writer, and editor at Z Word, LLC. She's also the published author of three books in her native Latvian language. Aistars regularly contributes to many print and online publications in addition to freelancing for WMUK.

Ian Kerr

The nation’s leading journal of book reviews, Kirkus Reviews, critiques thousands of books through their Indie program every year. Of those books, only one hundred nationwide make the list of Best Indie Books each year in the December issue of Kirkus Reviews magazine. One of those chosen few was a children’s book by Elissa Kerr. The Sweetest Season is a children’s book that Kerr published through her business, Scenic Route Publishing.


Peter Su

The Paris Bookseller (Penguin Random House, 2022), a new historical novel by Kerri Maher, chronicles the life of bookseller Sylvia Beach, the founder of the iconic Paris bookstore, Shakespeare and Company. 


Doug Bingaman

Kathy Bingaman began her art career painting signs and banners for grocery stores in her hometown of Three Rivers, Michigan. 


Brent Harris

Update: Due to a Covid delay, the artist's reception will now be held at the Kalamazoo Nature Center from 6-8 pm on Feb 11.

What better way to celebrate the reopening of the Kalamazoo Nature Center's newly renovated Exhibits Hall than with an art exhibit? Kalamazoo sculptor Brent Harris has curated “Art Drawn From Nature,” an exhibit of eight local artists working in different mediums. It opens on January 7th. 


Tamara Hirzel

As a child, Tamara Hirzel wandered the 40 acres of wilderness and countryside that her parents owned. Nature was a companion and inspiration – and it remains so to this day. 


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