Cape Heritage Museum to host weekend for writers | Arts & Culture
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - The Cape River Heritage Museum will host a weekend for writers on November 30 and December 1.
On Friday, Nov. 30, the museum will launch the "Heartland Heritage Anthology 3: A Collection of Writings by Citizens of Southeast Missouri" with a reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Poet C.D. Albin of West Plains, Mo. will give a reading during this event.
On the following Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to noon, Albin will conduct a workshop called "Writing about the Home Place."
The Missouri Humanities Council has awarded a grant of $1160.38 to the Cape River Heritage Museum in support of the "Heartland Heritage Anthology" and the Writing about the Home Place Workshop. The MHC is the only state-wide agency in Missouri devoted exclusively to humanities education for citizens of all ages. It has served as a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities since 1971.
More than 20 essayists, poets, artists and photographers contributed original work to the "Heartland Heritage Anthology 3."
Albin is a native Ozarker who lives and works in his hometown of West Plains, Mo. He teaches writing and literature at Missouri State University – West Plains, where he edits "Elder Mountain: A Journal of Ozarks Studies." His poems, short stories and book reviews have appeared in a number of journals, including "Arkansas Review," "Big Muddy," "Cape Rock," "Cave Region Review," "Georgia Review," "Harvard Review," and "Natural Bridge."
The reception and the workshop are free and open to everyone. For more information, you can contact Dr. Bonnie Stepenoff at 573-334-0405.
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