Beanery Online Literary Magazine

April 29, 2008

WRITERS CONFERENCES, BOOK SIGNING, NEWSLETTER 080429

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CHILDREN’S LITERATURE CONFERENCE: 12th Annual University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg CHILDREN’S LITERATURE CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD (more…)

April 27, 2008

SHALIMAR

—written by Kathleen

Shalimar, exotic cat
shadow of her past
darkly mysterious
independent
proud
watches me with topaz eyes,
regally surveying (more…)

April 23, 2008

BUTLER STREET

—written by Regina (Butler Street was my first piece of writing)

Still dazed by what had transpired before me, I leaned over the kitchen sink and ran cool water over the rags I had gathered while I asked the woman to be seated. Under the circumstances, I was amazed at how calm I felt and suppose I may have been in shock. But there was little time to think of myself as I stared at the woman in the dining room, crying, her faced streaked with tears and blood asking, “Why is this happening?”

I could not answer her and recalled just three months prior asking myself the same question (more…)

April 22, 2008

CHEST WADERS (and “Fishmas Eve”)

—written by Bernadette Myers

Locals call it “Fishmas Eve.” You know. That “holiday” celebrated by fishermen in the Ligonier Valley. I adapted a popular Christmas tale, “Twas the Night Before…Fishmas,” when nothing is stirring, not even a snake…when fishermen all travel with no fear…and camp among creatures, stirring, even (more…)

April 20, 2008

WHERE ARE YOU NOW?

—written by Fran

This poem was written by a young woman, Fran, in memory of her Aunt Kay and Kay’s six-month old daughter, Kate—who disappeared in Rhode Island in 1949 after a shopping trip. Authorities found the car (with the passenger door open), Kay’s purse and a baby blanket. No sign of the mother or child was ever found. Even today, Fran is left wondering if she has a cousin out there somewhere…

Do you walk the earth,
do you look like me?
Do you even know you’re
part of our family?

Have you known (more…)

April 18, 2008

BIO: JOE F. STIERHEIM

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JOE F. STIERHEIM

I have a degree in Architecture and have an interest in the visual arts. Through the years, I’ve been an architect, a woodworker and spent some years homesteading on a small farm. My interest in writing became (more…)

JOE STIERHEIM’S UPCOMING BOOKS

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AMERICUR
A story of two worlds
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THE FINDING OF THE BLUE FEATHER
coming late summer

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YE OLD ’ROUND ’TUIT

—written by Kathleen

When I was a teenager, the pastor of a local Methodist church I attended was noted for his sense of humor. We never knew what he’d joke about next or what he’d invent. But in our youth group, a standard joke was his “’round ’tuit’s” variations.

Whether he or others were the procrastinator, didn’t matter. When he ordered the first ’round ’tuit trivets and passed them out to everyone we knew his sense of humor had form and substance! I kept mine (more…)

April 16, 2008

BEANERY WRITERS NEWSLETTER (BWN) Vol. 1 Issue 1 April 2008

BEANERY WRITERS NEWSLETTER (BWN)
VOL. 1 ISSUE 1
APRIL 1, 2008

Edited by Carolyn C. Holland and BWG members.
(Forward this newsletter to the writers you know!)

The Beanery Online Newsletter (BWN) shares information on our members—their writing, their activities/interests, their concerns, their thoughts, as well as news on conferences, perhaps a joke or two. It will include links to the most hit posts on the Beanery Online Literary Magazine (BOLM)www.beanerywriters.wordpress.com —and the other sites the group facilitator manages: www.carolyncholland.wordpress.com and www.laurelmountainboro.wordpress.com (the latter a newsletter for her community, Laurel Mountain Borough).

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BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
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To read the rest of this newsletter, E-mail beaneryblog@yahoo.com with the words “NEWSLETTER SAMPLE” in the subject line. Information on subscribing to the Beanery Writers Newsletter is included in this issue.

The members of the Beanery Writers Group lead interesting lives. The first issue profiles Sal Martin, who at 77 (with her 80-year old husband Chuck) recently participated in a ski competition in Idaho. This first issue contains posts on upcoming writers events, books members read, writings in progress by Beanery Writers Group members, and much more.

April 15, 2008

WILL YOU LOVE ME TO DEATH?

—written by Anonymous: NOTE—April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

While I was writing this poem, the kids wanted to know what I was doing. I told them I was writing the poem as a way of releasing that part of my life, and they thought they wanted to help. They wanted to do something, so I told them we would do a cover for the poem, a cover page. And I told them we would each draw a picture, but I let them draw two pictures, representing or depicting what those five years—the worst of the five years—meant to us.

The night has closed in; the hour’s grown late.
In hopeless despair, we ponder our fate.
The door soon kicks in (more…)

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