Our upcoming 105 journal is a fantastic way to highlight Kansas writers and to publish their work.
However, this journal of true Kansas stories is primarily for readers. Readers like you. And like me.
Today I’m thinking about what a reader might glean from the stories and
essays in our first issue and in subsequent issues.
You might take away…
*A sense of place. Because these true stories are set in Kansas, you’ll
recognize familiar settings. As you dig into a memoir piece, your own
memories will awaken, perhaps you’ll remember the taste of dust in the
wind, the fishy smell of a farm pond, the crunch of car tires driving
slowly over a sand-covered dirt street.
*You’ll come across storytelling that puts you in the scene with the
writer - hearing a baseball (or tennis ball) smack a glove, or the almost
silent whoosh of a kayak paddle in a Kansas river. When a writer tells
about building a disaster boat with his father and brother, you might
laugh along, but also may remember your own successful or
unsuccessful childhood projects.
*Some of the essays show connection with our personal and public
histories. Through these pieces we begin to see the threads that underlie
various aspects of our lives, the unseen ties that connect us all.
Our first issue will have 35 stories by 35 writers. Thirty-five pieces that
will make you feel at home.
Jump into this river of stories with us! Our introductory subscription rate is available only through March 12th. A year's subscription is your best deal. Click here to subscribe to 105: Meadowlark Reader today!