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'Poets in the Parlor' continues at Vachel Lindsay Home Aug. 31 with Anita Stienstra

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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 poetry book.

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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The 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]

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