Staff Pick: Across Town release party

From the December 15, 2011 edition

Writers tend to be a quiet bunch; they don’t announce themselves with guitars and drum sets like rock musicians. They don’t splay their work across a runway like fashion designers. But there’s a plenty healthy scene in Columbus for lovers of the written word. Meet some of the players Saturday night at Kafe Kerouac, when the Columbus Creative Cooperative celebrates the release of “Across Town,” an anthology of short stories about Columbus, written by Columbus authors.

Some of Columbus’ best-known landmarks — OSU, Northstar, the Deaf School Park Topiary Gardens — come to life in this collection of “bizarre, witty, intriguing” stories, according to the cooperative.

Musician Joel Cahoon will entertain the crowd. Visitors can enter to win Cahoon’s CDs and copies of the cooperative’s 2011 anthologies. And “Across Town” will be available for purchase.