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Write to the River — Spring 2019 call for submissions

Despite record snowfall and persistent river ice, the first indicators of spring have finally arrived. Longer days, intense sunlight and pools of meltwater inform us of what's coming. In what ways do the signs of spring along the river inspire you? We'd like to know. >>

Write to the River — Fall 2018 Prose & Poetry

In response to the fall photo prompt featuring visitors to Raspberry Island in St. Paul, writers submitted thoughtful poetry and prose that shows the many ways we access and understand our connections to the river.  >>

Write to the River featured in Open Rivers Journal

We're thrilled to share this beautiful feature of FMR's Write to the River project from the Open Rivers Journal of the River Life Institute.

Coordinator Leslie Thomas shares the inspiration for using words and images to deepen relationships with the Mississippi, along with a selection of writing and author interviews. We hope you enjoy it! >>