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July 31 Deadline for Entries in the Friends of the Mississippi River's Summer 2019 Write to the River Project

Summer on the Mississippi River. Hues from dense green leaves reflect upon the river, while a mother deer and her fawn go for a swim. Photo by Tom Reiter.

What brings you to the Mississippi during the summer? 

Friends of the Mississippi River invites you to be inspired and participate in their Write to the River creative writing project. Share an original poem or short prose response to seasonal images along the Upper Mississippi River.

Submit your piece via the Submission and Release Form by Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Open to all ages. All submissions will be published in FOMR's next online edition, and they may also showcase some submissions in future issues of Mississippi Messages, their biweekly e-newsletter. Sign up to get each season's prompt and news of edition releases.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Write to the River Coordinator, Leslie Thomas, at

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