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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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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Tribune Contest Runners Up

“First Time Out” by Ida Bettis Fogle and “Spider’s Song” by Mike Robertson have been selected as the runners up in the Tribune’s LED Writing Contest! Our judges, Aarik Danielsen and Jennifer McCauley, selected these works from among many great submissions.

Congratulations to our two very talented runners up!

Ida Bettis Fogle is a resident of Columbia, Missouri, a city with a thriving arts community. She has been writing poetry since childhood, and makes it a habit to read at least one poem every day. In the past few years, she has diversified her writing portfolio to include short fiction and memoir pieces, as well as a novel in progress. Her writing has appeared in various literary magazines and anthologies, most recently “Eternal as a Weed: Tales of Ozark Experience” and “Well Versed.” She blogs at Nomadic Noesis (thedamari.wordpress.com.)

Mike Robertson, a retired programmer, has written over a hundred short stories and poems of various lengths. Some have won minor awards and are included in online compilations of short fiction.

His books include Butterfly Woman, a collection of short stories; The Lazlo Mission, a novel; and a novella, Natural Boy.

Mike is also a musician and electronic music composer. He continues writing in short bursts and is currently working on a series of detective stories set in the heartland of Missouri.

You can find some of his essays and links to his books at http://mgrobertsonhimself.blogspot.com/

Our gracious host, Makes Scents, has awarded these runners up with a gift card and a reed diffuser of their (very apropos) Old Book Smell. So congratulations Ida and Mike! Thank you for sharing your writing with us, and thanks to Makes Scents for celebrating local writers!

LED at Makes Scents

We have some exciting news (pun intended) about the LED Tribune Writing Competition: the winning piece will be installed at Makes Scents in downtown Columbia. Makes Scents has a beautiful, brand new location at 25 South 9th Street, right next to Kaldi’s coffee.

Makes Scents is a purveyor of quality, ethically-produced fragrances. We’re sure this will be the best-smelling installation yet, so stop by during business hours to treat your nose while you read!

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Makes Scents is open:
Mon-Sat: 10-6
Fri: 10-8
Sun: 12-5

We can’t wait to light up their new window with local literature. We’ll be announcing the winning writer very soon, so stay tuned!

We hope to have the piece running from August 16th to September 15th. We will announce any updates here and on our Facebook page.

 

Final Deadline Today for Tribune Contest

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Columbia area writers: today is your last chance to submit your work to the Columbia Daily Tribune LED writing competition!

That means this is your last chance to win a cash prize, and see your work displayed on a scrolling LED sign in downtown Columbia!

You can double-check the guidelines and submit right here on our website. If you prefer, you can also submit through the Columbia Daily Tribune website. Just don’t wait!

The system will close right at midnight tonight.

Unbound Book Festival – Sat. April 22

A quick update about the Unbound Book Festival.

We will have our new LED installation at Stephens College all day Saturday, April 22 (not Friday and Saturday as previously announced).

Here’s why you should stop by:

See you there!