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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.

Courtesy of the artist

Back in 1976, then-graduate art student Ken Freed won a Ford Foundation grant to create a series of ten intaglio prints.

Eric Hennig / VAGUE Photography

The most striking aspect of Eana Agopian’s art is her incredible range of media. Name it and Agopian will transform it into a unique piece of art.

Mary Whalen

When Gayle Swank Reyes began painting pet portraits, she found a lucrative business. People love to have portraits of their adorable cats and dogs, and Reyes loves to paint them.

Communiteen Read

All American Boys (Caitlyn Dlouhy Books/Atheneum, 2015) is the 2021 Communiteen Read, a collaboration between the Portage Public Schools, the Portage District Library, and Bookbug/this is a bookstore in Kalamazoo.

Marcus Allen

Two Western Michigan University graduates have written a new book about their journey surviving abuse and the foster care system.