The contest judge is a faculty member at Columbia College Chicago. So, the acceptance of the prose piece submitted seems to have some merit. Or at least that is what I try to convince myself, because all month I have received notification of other submissions that have all been rejected.
Much gratitude goes to the members of the writers group that meets at the Graham Public Library who saw the first handwritten draft of the story. Their support has been amazing. And special thanks to novelist Justin Grimbol, for encouraging me in the craft of fiction.
Racine, WI poets represented at last year’s Poetry Marathon. Photo Credit: Woodland Pattern Book Center
Just two more days until the 21st Annual Poetry Marathon Benefit Reading at Woodland Pattern Book Center in Milwaukee. Here are five reasons to support the Annual Poetry Marathon:
over 25,000 small press titles
book titles include poetry, chapbooks, fine print materials, broadsides, and multicultural literature
money raised supports Woodland Pattern’s 2015 programming in literature and the arts, including an after school program and youth summer camp
enjoy 15 hours regional poets, writers, and lovers of the arts
150 poets and writers from Milwaukee and surrounding areas
Five poets representing Racine, Wisconsin at the Woodland Pattern’s poetry marathon need your support! Help each performer raise at least $35.
Nick Demske – poet and author of critically acclaimed self-titled poetry book and featured in Poets & Writers. read more
Justin Grimbol – author of Hard Bodies, Drinking Until Morning and others. read more
Kelsey Harris – poet featured at the 2014 Racine and Kenosha Authors Book Fair.
Aaron Lundquist – spoken word poet, featured at Grassroots Open Mic and Artist Showcase. read more
Nick Ramsey – Poet Laureate of Racine, Wisconsin and co-founder of Family Power Music. read more
Ok, technically, there are more than five, but I saw most of these fine poets perform last night at the Grassroots Open Mic at George’s Tavern. Also, I will be reading during the marathon as part of the Racine delegation. Please consider supporting me with a pledge. It is as easy as one, two, three. Go to the Woodland Pattern Book Center, here, and:
under “Pledge a Reader online!” select a donation amount,
add “Reader’s Name” (that’s me, Matthew Mulder) and
As many listeners know (and readers of this blog), books are important here at the Coffee Den. First segment features three books and a question, where have all the fathers gone? Next, a tale of two city libraries. Sort of. And poets. And books. Finally, a glimmering coming-of-age story by author Justin Grimbol.