Upcoming Events for Writers At Heritage Museum

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Bonnie Stepenoff

Dr. Bonnie Stepenoff announces upcoming events for writers. The Writing Your Own History Group will meet at noon on Wednesday March 7 at the Cape River Heritage Museum, 538 Independence Stree Cape Girardeau, to plan the next Heartland Heritage Anthology and talk about the art and craft of writing about Southeast Missouri's life and culture. Poets, humorists, historians, story tellers, and people who love words are invited to come, join the conversation, and read from their works in progress.

Deadline for submissions to the Heartland Heritage 3 Anthology is September 1. Essays and stories should be no longer than one thousand words. Poems of all lengths are welcome as long as they relate to life in this region. Heartland Heritage 1 has sold out; copies of Heartland Heritage 2 are available for $6. We will launch our third anthology with a reception at the museum from 5-7 pm on November 30, 2012.

The museum will sponsor a workshop entitled "Writing about the Home Place" on Saturday December 1, 2012, from 10 am to noon. Participants will learn about the joys and perils of writing prose and poetry about the places where they live, where they were born, where they grew up -- the places they love. The workshop will be free and open to the public.

Future meetings of the Writing Your Own History Group are planned for May 2, July 11, September 5, and November 7. Everyone is invited to participate and help to create a new and bigger Heartland Heritage Anthology.

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