- Two men seriously hurt in crash near Fruitland (9/21/16)3
- Community helps Jackson family with two cases of muscular dystrophy (9/19/16)
- Perryville man arrested for alleged patronizing prostitution, harassment (9/23/16)6
- Eldorado Resorts to buy Isle of Capri Casinos (9/20/16)7
- Concealed-carry restrictions remain in Missouri despite new state law (9/18/16)22
- Video and evidence largely confirm trooper's claims in April traffic stop shooting (9/23/16)6
- Funeral procession of former Cape Girardeau police chief Henry H. Gerecke (9/22/16)17
- Cape man accused of attacking pregnant girlfriend (9/22/16)
- Poplar Bluff man accused of beating a grandmother to death with baseball bat (9/18/16)
- Cape man may lose eye after shovel beating, police say (9/25/16)2
Upcoming Events for Writers At Heritage Museum
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.