"The Ella Zoo," Violinist Marta Richardson, and the First Year at Scuppernong Books
The Ella Zoo
Last month, Bibi Coyne released The Ella Zoo, and out came the Caterpella, the Koella Bear, a Girellaraffe, the Gazella, and many more. Bibi's fun, and heartwarming poetry collection captures the energy and character of her own animal-loving daughter Ella. The collection depicts a daughter's journey through childhood, and a parent's amazing observations along the way. The poems will engage readers of all ages as will Valentina Felce's expressive illustrations.
You can catch Marta live in the beautiful and intimate surroundings of Sechrest Art Gallery at High Point University. She’ll be performing works from the new album for her friend, artist, and collaborator Mariyah Sultan February 6th from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm. The exhibit Elemental Emulsions: Mariyah Sultan Paintings, meet and greet with Mariyah Sultan, and Mariyah’s Artist Talk are free and open to the public. And you can hear David's interview with Mariyah on Monday morning, February 2nd at 8:45am during TA.
The function of a bookstore is pretty straightforward - provide the reader with a book they seek. The reality is that an independent bookstore often transcends this definition. And that's certainly the case with Scuppernong Books in Greensboro. The bookstore has become a cultural hub, and in the past year the it has hosted 155 readings by locally and nationally renowned writers, 191 book clubs or community meetings, 24 music events, and 13 art events. Poet and writer Brian Lampkin is the owner of Scuppernong, and in a recent letter he wrote, "We believe that books and independent bookstores matter to people's lives. Sometimes they even change lives." Brian joined Bethany to elaborate on these sentiments.