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Writers & Readers Common Grounds

A Hakka Man Farms Rare Earth in South China

 A Hakka Man Farms Rare Earth in South China

Wang Ping is a Chinese-American author and academic. Her writings center around the past and present of China, and the experiences of Chinese immigrants who live in America.  She is currently an Associate Professor of English at Macalester, and teaches courses in creative writing and poetry.  Wang has been the recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts and the New York State Council for the Arts for poetry, the Minnesota State Arts Board for fiction, Bush Foundation for the Arts (poetry), McKnight Fellowship for creative non-fiction, Lannan Foundation residency in Marfa, Vermont Studio Center residency. 

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Wilderness in the City Ramblings...

Wilderness in the City 2014

What's happening at the EFEIT/RTA this season? So far here are the events planned for 2014.

May 31 - Minnesota Wildflowers – Botany of the EFEIT with the online field guide expert from Minnesota Wildflowers

June 14 - Cynthia Thomas and Yako Myers – Wildcrafting the EFEIT/RTA with Native American Herbalists Thomas and Myers

Aug 9 - Minnesota Wildflowers – Botany and Imagineography at the EFEIT with online field guide expert from Minnesota Wildflowers

October 19 Kate Havelin, author of “Best Hikes of the Twin Cities” will lead us through the EFEIT/RTA

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Winning Writers...

Jan Pettit: 2013 Co-Winner Bill Holm Poetry Contest

 

Jan Pettit’s poetry has appeared (or will soon appear) in The National Poetry Review, Water-Stone Review, Great River Review, South Dakota Review, Rosebud Magazine, Tusculum Review, Natural Bridge, and in Nebraska Presence, an anthology of poetry by native NebraskansHer nonfiction work was recently featured on the MnArtists.org audio segment, You Are Hear. Jan is a graduate of the MFA Program at Hamline University. By day, she writes advertising copy. By night, she writes poetry and prose.  She is married to jazz guitarist, Paul Renz and is the mother of two beautiful almost-men. Jan is one of the co-winners of Variations in Winter: Bill Holm Poetry Contest with her collection "Lapses of Snow."

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About Writers Rising Up

Writers Rising Up is a 501(c) (3) public charity. Contributions are tax deductible. We encourage a deeper understanding and participation in environmental stewardship. Through the literary arts at community events, contests, workshops, literary performances, interpretive installations and publications, our focus is on nature education and writing. We promote writers who associate their work to cultural, spiritual and social connections to place, the land, natural habitat, including flora, fauna and wetlands.

 

Writers Rising Up™ has been registered with the US Patent and Trademark Office for: educational services, namely poetry and literary contests, competitions and events for writers to submit and perform literary interpretations related to place, natural habitat, and wetlands.

 

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Elizabeth Fries Ellet Interpretive Trail

 

The City of Eden Prairie, Minnesota owes its name to Elizabeth Fries Ellet, the East Coast writer who visited the area in 1852. In her travelogue book, Summer Rambles in the West, Ellet described the Minnesota River Valley which adjoins the current day City of Eden Prairie, as the garden spot of the territory.

 

The celebrated valley of the Minnesota River--called St. Pierre by the French, and until recently, St. Peter's—extends in a general direction from west to east, and, with the country along its tributaries, forms the garden spot of the territory.

 

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Digging to the Roots Calendar

 

Digging to the Roots, 2014 Edition

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