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Kerry Moyer is a member of Kansas Authors Club, District 2, and current Prose Contest Manager. He is also an active member of Emporia Writers. He is a poet and the author of two poetry collections, Dirt Road (2019) and Rust & Weeds (2020) through Kellogg Press. His poems Fireflies and Mass Street were published in Astra Magazine in December of 2020. Kerry has a new book release planned for the summer of 2021.
Deadline Extended: April 20, 2021
The William Allen White Community Partnership is looking for poems, stories, and essays for an anthology about the legacy of William Allen White. The project is a fundraiser to support Red Rocks, the WAW home in Emporia.
Not sure what to submit? How about an essay about your time as a student at the WAW School of Journalism at KU? What about a poem inspired by time spent at Peter Pan Park, a site donated to the city of Emporia by the Whites after the death of their daughter, Mary. Perhaps you attended the William Allen White grade school in Emporia and have stories you could share. Have you been to Red Rocks? Did you ever work for the Emporia Gazette?
Send your questions and entries to Kerry Moyer. Kerry is a District 2 member, our state prose contest manager, and he serves as a board member for the William Allen White Community Partnership.
Kerry Moyer, District 2 member, was a guest speaker for Riverside Elementary School's Reading Across America Event (March 1) Of the event, Kerry says, "Getting to talk about writing and poetry with kids was a lot of fun!"
Topeka Based Kellogg Press will host a LIVE, virtual reading on December 4 at 4:00 pm CST featuring District 2 Members Kerry Moyer, Curtis Becker, Kevin Rabas, and Ronda Miller. The reading will be broadcast on facebook.com/kelloggpress. An archive of the event will be available shortly after the LIVE stream ends.
KAC members featured include Ronda Miller (D2), Kevin Rabas (D2), Curtis Becker (D2), and Kerry Moyer (D2).
Update: Deadline extended! Get your entries in by April 20, 2021.
Kerry Moyer, District 2 member, sends the following invitation:
Hey friends, I am collecting submissions for a book project that I am spearheading for the William Allen White Community Partnership. I am on the board and came up with the idea of putting out a book as a fundraiser. The pandemic has created challenges in terms of tours at Red Rocks and putting on events that would generate revenue for us.
There is no monetary prize or payment. The only real rule for submission is that the piece needs to deal with the William Allen White legacy in some way. We are looking for short essays, short stories, poems, or whatever your creative writing medium is for this project. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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