New LED Writing Competition

We have a new opportunity for undergraduate students of any major at the University of Missouri!

In conjunction with the 2018 Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, we are collaborating with George Caleb Bingham Gallery to host the Undergraduate Juried Writing Competition.

Find out all the details (including a phenomenal publication prize by There There Now) and submit up to 3 pieces right here.

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What’s in the Window?

We had a great time celebrating the culmination of the Columbia Daily Tribune’s LED Writing Contest at Makes Scents!

We heard readings from our winner, Rebecca Pelky, and both runners up, Ida Bettis Fogle and Mike Robertson. Makes Scents served up a delicious selection of snacks and wine, and offered 20% everything in the store just for the event!

Event Tonight

Don’t forget to come see us tonight at Makes Scents from 6-8pm. There will be poetry to hear, poetry to see, food and wine to taste, and lots of things to smell.

And if you simply must use all five senses, we also sell good ol’ printed books to touch, and we’ll have some on hand.

Makes Scents is located at 25 South 9th Street, Columbia, MO.

Readings will begin at 7pm.

Details on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/events/113828722653960/

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Friday’s Reading at Makes Scents

We have an exciting update to our reading event at Makes Scents this Friday, September 1st.

In addition to our Tribune contest winner, Rebecca Pelky, we will also hear readings from not one, but both of our runners up – Ida Bettis Fogle and Mike Robertson!

That’s three poets and refreshments! The readings will begin around 7:00 pm, but you can celebrate with us as early as 6:00 — we can’t wait either!

Makes Scents will be open until 8, so you’ll have plenty of time to take advantage of the special promotions they’ve planned for the event.

Bring your friends and celebrate the amazing writing talent we have here in Columbia!

Rebecca Pelky Reading at Makes Scents: Friday, September 1

On Friday, September 1, we will be celebrating the winner of the Tribune’s LED Contest with a reading and refreshments.

Makes Scents has graciously shared their window with us for a month, but next Friday, we’ll be filling the whole store! There will be snacks and wine, plus special promotions on some of Makes Scents wonderful wares.

The event will run from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, and Rebecca’s reading will begin around 7:00.

You can get updates, or let us know you’ll be coming to the event on Facebook. No RSVP necessary.

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Midland at Makes Scents

At last! We installed Rebecca Pelky’s poem, “Midland,” at Makes Scents this evening… and then it rained. A lot.

So here are a couple photos for those of you without umbrellas. Don’t worry – the installation will up until mid-September, so there will be plenty of good weather for an enjoyable read.

As always, the LED display will be running 24/7, so stop by anytime you have a hankering for poetry.

As I photographed through the rain from the comfort of a parked car, I captured two moments that seemed fitting: “windows” and “salt-rot.” Come and see the rest in person!