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#tbt: The Hidden Musicians revisited






January 11th–12th, 2016, Open University in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom will hold a conference surrounding The Hidden Musicians by Ruth Finnegan, who is a music professor at the university. More information about this event can be found at here. The Hidden Musicians: Music-Making in an English Town, was originally published in 1989, but was reprinted by the Wesleyan University…

Announcing Riverview Hospital for Children and Youth






“No child will be considered too sick emotionally, or too disturbed, or too unmanageable to be deprived of an opportunity to learn.”  —William Glasser, Schools Without Failure Prior to 1972, visitors to Connecticut state mental hospitals might have noticed a six-year-old chronically depressed girl crouching in the corner of a chaotic cafeteria, or a seven-year-old…

Announcing She Tries Her Tongue, Her Silence Softly Breaks from NourbeSe Phillip






New edition   The groundbreaking seminal collection by the author of Zong!   Brilliant, lyrical, and passionate, this collection from the acclaimed poet M. NourbeSe Philip is an extended jazz riff running along the themes of language, racism, colonialism, and exile. In this groundbreaking collection, Philip defiantly challenges and resoundingly overthrows the silencing of black…

Announcing Maple Sugaring from David K. Leff






The art and science of maple syrup, and stories from the people who make it   Maple Sugaring gives readers an intimate look at the art and science of America’s favorite sweet. These stories, told by real-life sugarmakers, reveal how this ancient industry has continued into the twenty-first century. Thanks to the newest technology, and…