SJCPL Writes

April 3, 2021 | By: Communications Staff

We are excited to announce that we are now accepting English and Spanish submissions in short fiction and nonfiction, poetry, and art for the library’s second annual run of our online literary magazine, SJCPL Writes.

We encourage contributors to consider entering a piece on the local natural environment in South Bend. We would especially love to see something that includes animals or the St. Joseph River!

Adults and teens (ages 12+) may submit. Please click here to see our submission guidelines for more details.

Writers are encouraged to attend The Write Space: River Retreat, a series of writing retreats along the Riverwalk Trail at Howard Park. 

We’ll begin each session with a presentation on either writing or history relating to the river, followed by a writing prompt, time to write, and time to share (for those who would like to). We hope this will spark inspiration for many of you!

Here’s our lineup of speakers for each session:

May 18: Kara Pauley, Community Branch Manager, SJCPL

June 15: Yelizaveta (Lisa) Renfro, Assistant Professor of English, St. Mary’s College

July 20: Sara Maloney, Manager of Research and Technology, SJCPL

August 17: The History Museum, South Bend

All writers are encouraged to submit full pieces to SJCPL Writes. 

This event is presented as part of “Celebrate the St. Joe,” a celebration of the WNIT documentary Then, Now, and Always…The St. Joseph River Story. For more information about the documentary, click here

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