Winner of the MU Undergraduate Juried Writing Competition

We are proud to announce that Kirstin Smith is the winner of the 2018 MU Undergraduate Juried Writing competition!

Our judges, Jordi Alonso and Anna Wehrwein, chose Kirstin’s intense work of flash fiction, “Milk Carton Faces.”

Kirstin Smith is a sophomore at the University of Missouri, majoring in Biology and minoring in Anthropology. Her writing career began at a young age with successes such as being published in the Young Authors chronicle with many other aspiring writers as a fifth grader. From there, she devoted many hours to writing hundreds of fan stories of the DC universe, Batman specifically, and amassed nearly 500 works by her junior year of high school. She continues writing in her free time to cope with depression and aims to one day help others with her words.

You can read “Milk Carton Faces” any time at the George Caleb Bingham Gallery or SRLBX x THERETHERENOW.

Better yet, you can hear Kirstin read her work at our reading event at the George Caleb Bingham Gallery, located in the Fine Arts Building on the MU Campus on Tuesday, February 27th at 5:00 p.m.

After the reading, we’ll carry on celebrating with an after party at SRLBX x THERETHERENOW (207 Hitt St.) Stop by for refreshments and art!

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Feb. 27 Undergraduate Competition Reading Event

On Tuesday, February 27th we will celebrate the winning writer and runners up of the 2018 MU Undergraduate Juried Writing Competition. The reading will be held at the George Caleb Bingham Gallery, located in the Fine Arts Building on the MU Campus.

The event begins at 5:00 p.m. and the first reading will commence around 5:15 p.m..

Find the event on Facebook to get updates and RSVP.

After the reading, we will continue the celebration at SRLBX x THERETHERENOW (207 Hitt St.), where the winning piece will also be displayed on our new, permanent LED installation. Join us there for snacks and refreshments plus art and lovely people.

LED at SRLBX x THERETHERENOW

For the first time, Literature Emitting Diodes will have a long-term home. We had resolved to slow things down here in Columbia and engage more deeply with a place and its people. Now we have the perfect partnership to make that happen.

We have joined forces with Serial Box Projects and theretherenow. to create a year of LED programming at 207 Hitt St., right in the middle of downtown Columbia and the MU Campus.

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Later in February, this new site will simultaneously display the winning work from the 2018 Undergraduate Juried Writing Competition, which will also appear at the George Caleb Bingham Gallery. Until then, we’ve inaugurated the new LED display with writing from our very own Carley Gomez. Her poem, “Dystopian Dime,” is already up and running!

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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!

 

Lisa Torem’s Forthcoming Publication

We would like congratulate our September writer, Lisa Torem, on a forthcoming publication. Her LED contribution was the memorable poem, Packrats Her new piece is a short story, which will be included in the next volume of The Cost of PaperHaving heard one of her short stories at the LED Anthology book launch, we have no doubt that you’ll want to read her prose, too.

We will share more about Lisa’s achievement when we have more information, and when the publication is available, so check back.

We hope you all look into The Cost of Paper, as it shares much in common with our interests in and approach to publishing. We enjoy seeing another publisher play with the economic and material constraints of publishing in a way that fuels creativity and helps illuminate the machinations of the literary world. And, of course, we hope you join us in supporting and celebrating Lisa’s writing!

Book Launch: Saturday, January 7th

Attention readers: this is your friendly reminder that the Literature Emitting Diodes Anthology book launch is only a week away!

RoscoeBooks was kind enough to host our celebration, which will feature readings by some of the talented LED contributors! The event will begin at 6:30pm on Saturday, January 7th, 2017. Join our Facebook Event for updates.

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