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Writing in Nature: The Views of Clifton Heights

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by Jennifer Adele www.jenniferadele.com Even though it is a historic district with a lot of greenery to offer, Clifton Heights is often one of the most overlooked treasures in the St. Louis Metro area. It is an area of diversity, of antiquity, of new beginnings, and regal restorations. It is home to parks, playgrounds and…

May Writing Contests

Carve Magazine: Raymond Carver Short Story Contest Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Domestic Baltimore Review Summer Contest Booth 2013 Story Prize – Short story Creative Nonfiction Sustainability Essay Contest Mudfish Poetry Prize — Poetry Tiferet Journal – Poetry, short story, best essay or interview (non-fiction) International Carve Magazine: Raymond Carver Short Story Contest Entry Fee:…

Writing in Nature: Missouri Botanical Garden

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by Jennifer Adele www.jenniferadele.com Almost everyone in St. Louis has at least heard of the Missouri Botanical Garden, and a great many people have been there at some point, either to just peruse and enjoy the beauty at leisure or to indulge in a specific event or educational endeavor. There is no denying this place…

Caroline Kennedy at the St. Louis County Library!

Poems to Learn by Heart

by Diana Davis There was standing room only as over a thousand people crowded into the St. Louis County Library to hear the interview that Caroline Kennedy, author of Poems to Learn by Heart, did with Moderator Debbie Monterrey, of KMOX radio.  Prior to the introduction of Kennedy, Monterrey  announced we would be treated to…

Sitting Down with Jennifer Adele

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What was your inspiration for your book?  A willow tree at the end of a cul-de-sac not too far from my home inspired this book. The tree itself is maybe about a mile or so away. I discovered it during a nature walk one day and went home to learn more about the symbolism and…

April Poem

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by Marcel Toussaint Walking the field, passing through the woods I need to find a place to sit to take a big breath recover for a longer journey to reach the cottage where the hearth is lit, where smoke rises over the chimney, where a hot soup will warm my insides. I find a low…

April Writing Contests

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Glimmer Train Press: Fiction Contest: Family Matters Theme The Ledge Poetry Award Nimrod International Journal: Nimrod Literary Awards for poetry and short fiction. Pen Parentis: Writing Fellowship for New Parents—Fiction Ruminate Magazine: Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize University of Pittsburgh Press: Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize Writecorner Press: E. M. Koeppel Short Fiction Award Tom…

Writing in Nature: Ruprecht Quarry

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by Jennifer Adele www.jenniferadele.com From my personal and somewhat biased viewpoint, there is no place more beckoning and mysterious than the old Ruprecht Quarry in Bella Villa. I actually grew up right across the street from this abandoned and awesome site. I could look out the living room window of my condominium on Avenue H…

Loosely Identified Poetry Reading

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by Diana Davis The room was buzzing with conversation as I entered the “Loosely Identified” (LI) performance of poetry, in conjunction with River Styx at the Tavern of Fine Arts on March 18. This was the 38th season of River Styx presentations and the first at the Tavern of Fine Arts, located at 313 Belt…

Books & Blogging

Tif Sweeney

By Tif Sweeney It was the year 2007.  I was living in a small town, preparing myself to move a few states away.  Many of my friends began to blog in order for us all to stay updated on our lives.  I was not keen about putting personal details about my family and in particular,…