If you are not a poet, but know someone who might be interested, please re-share. This prize honors the life of Lucy Terry Prince who was an orator, activist, and first known African American poet in the U.S. This prize is being judged by celebrated poet Major Jackson who has authored five books of poetry collections and received a range of fellowships. Any individual who is a poet of color hailing from or living in a rural place is welcome to apply.
BRATTLEBORO, Vermont, May 10, 2019: It might be an understatement to say that America is filled with literary magazines—each one trying to carve its own niche as it relates to the scene. However Desmond Peeples—a Brattleboro-born writer, artist, and editor—has a different kind of vision. Peeples and a growing team of creatives are launching Mount Island, a literary magazine focused on supporting rural LGBTQ and POC writers and artists. What Mount Island brings to the table is a dedication to the visibility of rural voices that are too often muffled or erased. The magazine seeks to bridge the rural-urban gap by first connecting and empowering our most marginalized rural communities.
On Saturday, May 12th from 12-3 pm, Barbara Morrison, author of “Innocent: Confessions of a Welfare Mother” will offer a FREE memoir writing workshop. An experienced editor, writing teacher, and blogger, Barbara shares weekly book reviews at the Monday Morning Book Blog.
She won the IPPY Bronze Medal for Regional Memoir/Autobiography;and she was a finalist for ForeWord Review’s Book of the Year for Memoir/Autobiography, and also for the USA Best Book Award for Memoir/Autobiography. She received an honorable mention at the New England Book Festival for Memoir/Autobiography.