Michael Muller is a
photographer, collage artist, and proprietor of the Mirabelle line of greeting
cards. He and Mirabelle, a real Boston
terrier, began their lives together in 2006. They live in Washington, D.C.,
and online at adventuresofmirabelle.com. The smart look of the Mirabelle books
is as original and iconic as Mirabelle herself, combining strong black lines,
bright spots of color, and bits of photography to create seamless collages. The
text of each story is a dialogue between Mr. Muller, who asks questions, and
Mirabelle, who replies with her actions—perfect prompts for parents to take the
Mr. Muller part and the child to answer in the role of Mirabelle. Muller and
Mirabelle will be at Books & Books this afternoon to read from: Mirabelle Goes For a Walk and Mirabelle and the Bouncy Red Ball and Mirabelle and the Butterfly (Workman, $6.95). Mirabelle
and Mr. Muller know what every little kid knows— the simplest thing can be
endlessly fascinating and fun.
FOCUS ON HAITI: So
Spoke the Earth is a multilingual
anthology of literature about Haiti that explores its past, present and future
as experienced by its diverse inhabitants—both native and non-native—over the
past four decades. Featuring the accounts of both Haitian and non-Haitian
writers and their attempts to grapple with the impact left on them by their
personal experiences with the island-nation, the anthology presents each work
in its original language: English, French and Haitian-Creole. Through various
narratives and poems, the literary legacy and unique history of the island are
highlighted in content and style.
Sam Savage attended VCU in Richmond, VA as a Jazz Studies Major and has been playing professionally for about 13 years. While in Richmond, Sam spent time playing in bands like: The Devil's Workshop Big Band, Oregon Hill Funk All-Stars, Sambaosis, NoBS Brass Band, Gray-V, and his own group SavageJazz. Sam is also a Composer and his writng has been featured with his own band, NoBS brass Band, and the Jazz Composers Alliance. Some of the Virginia-based musicians Sam has worked with include: Mark Ingraham, Taylor Barnett, Ashby Anderson Rex Richardson, Doug Richards, Antonio Garcia, Dusty Simmons, Jeremy Simmons, D.J. Williams, Gordon Jones, Matt Hall, and many others. Sam has also worked or shared the stage with John Dearth, Nate Smith, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Ray Anderson, Bryan Lynch, Scott Colley, Sharon Jones, and Seamus Blake .