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Spread the Light

Do you like to write poetry? Are you on Twitter?

Consider joining in a collaborative Twitter poem Wednesday June 20, 8 – 10 pm EST, in celebration of the solstice. The theme, naturally, is Light.

How does this copoem work? Simply get on Twitter and tweet a line or two of original poetry. Make sure to include the hashtag keyword #copoem in your tweet so it doesn’t get lost. (If you search using the hashtag key you will be able to see what others have written too.)

Afterwards, the tweets will be gathered and stitched together – perhaps with an edit or two – and the final poem will be posted at www.karenkachra.com. Who knows what we’ll come up with…it’s an experiment!

Thanks to Tara T. @tara_in_canada for this fun idea and Karen Kachra @karenkachra for organizing everything!

Happy Solstice,
The Restless Writers


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BPL short story contest winners announced!

The winners of the Burlington Public Library All-nighter Short Story Contest were announced at a special reception on January 27. Congratulations to Karen Kachra, Jennifer Mook Sang and—me! I’m very proud to have placed third with my short story “Poison Pen.” In addition to a cash prize, I received some wonderful feedback from writer Lynda Simmons, who was one of the judges.

I’m trying to decide if I should post the story here, or if I should try to refine it for possible publication. Your thoughts?



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