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  • 12 Apr 2022 7:49 PM | Anonymous

    See what you missed? Next Westport Coffeehouse Jazz and Poetry event is July 7th. Get it on your calendar!

  • 3 Mar 2022 8:58 AM | Anonymous

    The editors of the Writers Place Yearbook are too modest to call it a “showcase,” but that word describes this anthology perfectly.  Poetry,  fiction and creative nonfiction reflect the artistry and skill of authors who cherish the written word—exactly why all are active members of The Writers Place, an organization dedicated to the craft of writing. This collection hosts a rich collage of works by several poets laureate, world-known storytellers and novelists, award-winning authors, and those who are at the beginning of their literary journey.  The digital version of the Writers Place Yearbook is available at no cost on The Writers Place website. Print copies may be purchased through Amazon. Proceeds benefit The Writers Place.

    Purchase a copy online via Amazon, or download a free digital copy below: 


    Download a digital copy at no cost:

    The Writers Place Yearbook Volume 1.pdf

  • 3 Feb 2022 7:30 PM | Anonymous

    We are pleased to share this celebration of life for Bruce Hopkins, who was significant to The Writers Place. Former Writers Place Board Member Bruce Hopkins passed away in October 2021.  Bruce was instrumental over the years to the Writers Place in so many ways.  His legal expertise in nonprofit law was unparalleled, and his warmth and sense of humor shined at our events.

  • 28 Nov 2021 7:35 PM | Anonymous
    Liquid Imagination – where reality and fantasy blur A collaboration of creative minds. Poets from the Writers place and River Cow Cosmic Orchestra create magic together. Witness this annual event and be prepared for surprises. https://thewritersplace.wildapricot.org/ COSMIC JAZZ by river cow orchestra spontaneous music composers

  • 9 Nov 2021 10:34 AM | Anonymous

    The Writers Place regrets to announce the loss of Bruce Hopkins, a long-time member of the Writers Place Board of Directors who attended all of our events and offered legal advice in nonprofit law.  He brought wit and wisdom wherever he went.  He died Oct 31, 2021, from a failing heart.  He wrote over 45 books including scholarly books on nonprofit law, practical guides about nonprofits for laypeople, memoirs, and poetry over his lifetime.  We shall miss him greatly. 

    You can view his full obit: https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/washingtonpost/name/bruce-hopkins-obituary?id=31354729

  • 7 Nov 2021 9:24 AM | Anonymous

    Marianne Kunkel, our November featured member, is the author of Hillary, Made Up (Stephen F. Austin State University Press) and The Laughing Game (Finishing Line Press), as well as poems that have appeared in The Missouri ReviewThe Notre Dame ReviewHayden’s Ferry ReviewRattle, and elsewhere. She is an Assistant Professor of English at Johnson County Community College, where she teaches children's literature and composition. She holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Florida and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. While earning her Ph.D. at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, she was the managing editor of Prairie Schooner and the African Poetry Book Fund. She is the editor-in-chief of Kansas City Voices and Kansas City Voices Youth and chair of The Writers Place‘s Youth Committee. She recently co-edited a poetry anthology, Curating Home (Woodneath Press), with Jose Faus and Glenn North that won the Missouri Library's Association's 2021 Literary Award. In her free time, she loves thrift-store shopping, attending political protests, and cooking vegetarian meals.


  • 31 Oct 2021 10:54 PM | Anonymous

    The Writers Place hosted its annual Day of the Dead program virtually on October 29th via Zoom. A slideshow of images from the evening and link to access the program recording can be found by clicking the link below.

    2021 Day of the Dead Celebration

  • 25 Oct 2021 8:29 AM | Anonymous

  • 7 Oct 2021 8:47 PM | Anonymous

    Our October featured member, Judith Towse Roberts, is an area writer, teacher of creative writing, and poet. Judith graduated from The University of Missouri at Kansas City with a B.A. in English Language and Literature and went on to receive her M.A. in English/Education, as well as a second Masters in Counseling/Psychology. The Mid-America Press has published her  book of poetry entitled, Chrysanthemums I Once Thought Sweet, which was a finalist in the Thorpe Menn competition, published student books of creative writing which have won awards for excellence both statewide and nationally, and her works have appeared in many literary magazines as well as Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul.  Judith retired from Avila University where she taught composition and finished a career of 40 years of teaching in both public and private schools.  She has conducted workshops throughout the State and is currently conducting creative writing workshops in the inner city for at-risk students with The Writers Place as coordinator of a program called “In Our Own Words”.

  • 6 Oct 2021 6:30 AM | Anonymous

    Writers Place Members,

    The Writers Place plans to publish a Member Yearbook in 2022.  We are excited to offer you the opportunity to publish one piece in our 2021-2022 Writers Place Yearbook. Send one poem, one short story, one excerpt from a longer work of fiction or play, or one piece of creative nonfiction. Prose submissions should not exceed 1500 words. Please include a 50 to 100-word bio.

    To be eligible, your membership in the Writers Place must be current. If you have let your membership lapse, then simply renew it in order to be eligible, or you can become a member by joining online at our website (writersplace.org) or sending in a check for membership.  A membership lasts for one year, so it may be time to renew.

    All submissions are due by December 31, 2021. Submissions may be previously published provided you have the rights returned to you.  Please submit a Word document on one poem or one prose piece as an email attachment to bgulley@jccc.edu. We will publish the yearbook on the Writers Place website and publicize through our email and social media network. We look forward to highlighting your words.


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