'Poets in the Parlor' continues at Vachel Lindsay Home Aug. 31 with
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[August 21, 2013]
SPRINGFIELD -- Poet Anita
Stienstra will visit the Vachel Lindsay Home State Historic Site on
Aug. 31 to read selections from her work, including several poems
about Lindsay, his home and his family.
The free "Poets in the Parlor" event will be at 2 p.m., and light
refreshments will be served. The Vachel Lindsay Association is
co-sponsoring the event.
More than 100 of Stienstra's poems have been published, and she
is widely acclaimed for her poetry readings across central Illinois.
She has won the John Knoepfle Creative Writing Award for Poetry, the
Springfield Area Arts Council Artist Advancement Award, and the
Poets and Writers Literary Forum Presidential Award for the creation
and production of "Navigating the Maze," an international teen
Besides being publisher and editor of Adonis Designs Press, a
small poetry and nonfiction book publisher, she is calendar editor
and editorial assistant at Illinois Times, where she has a blog
called Poetry, Etc.
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Vachel Lindsay Home State Historic Site is at 603 S.
Fifth St. in Springfield. The home was built about 1850. Poet,
author and artist Nicholas Vachel Lindsay was born there in 1879 and
died there in 1931.
The site is operated by the Illinois Historic
Preservation Agency and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. for free public tours.
[Text from file received from the
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency]