Julia Meek

Host, Folktales & Meet the Music

A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for over thirty years. She is currently co-producer and host of Folktales, co-coordinator and host of Meet the Music.

Ways to Connect

Courtesy/Jonah Crismore

If you're in need of a "film fix," you're in luck!

Hobnobben Film Festival begins on Thursday, with four full days of activities that Cinema Center's Executive Director, Jonah Crismore, calls "an explosion of cinema and celebration in downtown Fort Wayne."

Adam Garland

Thanks to Art United's Amplify Art! crowd-funding website, downtown Fort Wayne's arts campus has a new splash of color on its streets.

Courtesy/Laine Mello

Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana are gearing up for their third annual Living Fort Wayne Concert Series, which kicks off at Headwaters Park West on Wednesday, June 1st.

Courtesy/Nick Tash

Shakespearemachine is a new classical theatre collective here in Fort Wayne, devoted to bringing the Bard and his works to life in the 21st Century.

Courtesy/Karen Thompson

Artlink Contemporary Gallery maintains a vibrant presence on the Fort Wayne arts scene, and it all began in one art lover's living room, back in the 1970's.

Karen Thompson traces this history in her new book, "Art in the City: An Artist Looks at the Gallery Movement in Fort Wayne: Artlink."

WBOI's Julia Meek met with Thompson to discuss the era, its advocates, and the impact this movement has had.

Courtesy/Julie Wall

Americans purchase approximately 6.5 billion greeting cards each year.

Here in Fort Wayne, Julie Wall, owner of Hedgehog Press, caters to some of that demand with a variety of fine art cards, and teaches the craft as well.

Wunderkammer Company will be kicking off Fort Wayne's first ever Design Week on Monday.

Bob Roets

Since its launch in 2008, National Record Store Day has grown nearly tenfold, and this year's celebration on Saturday promises to be bigger and better than ever.

Farenheit Blog

It's been just over three months since IPFW's George Kalamaras ended his two year reign as Indiana's Poet Laureate.

Now he's back in the limelight, as recipient of the university's first-ever "Featured Faculty for Excellence in Engagement  Award."

In honor of National Poetry Month, WBOI's Julia Meek decided to meet with the poet to discuss the inroads he's traveled, and the insights he's gathered along this journey.

Adam Garland

Fort Wayne's local music scene is an active one, and an agency called Soirée is dedicated to bringing more of that music to Northeast Indiana.

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