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The Rural America Writers' Center was officially founded in 2005 to provide a forum for Southeast Minnesota writers. The primary activities of the Writers' Center included the 3rd Wednesdays Reading Series and publication of the literary magazine the Green Blade

The 3rd Wednesday Reading Series has been featuring writers from across Minnesota since 2004. Meeting on the 3rd Wednesday of each month each evening includes a reading by the featured writer and an open mic where other writers share their work. Previous featured readers have included Joyce Sutphen, Matt Rassmussen, Emilio DeGrazia, Ken McCullough, Theresa Weir among others...Read More

The Green Blade literary magazine was first published in 2006. Featuring the works of RAWC members, the magazine publishes poetry, fiction, non-fiction as well as a selection of vision arts. The magazine is currently published once a year in the fall...Read More


Nicole Helget


March 18, 2015


Common Sense Bookstore


Nicole Helget will be reading from her newly published work, Wonder at the Edge of the World (Little, Brown and Co., 2015), a juvenile novel wherein “history, science, adventure and fantasy combine in a tale that carries readers from the plains of Kansas to Antarctica” – the Kirkkus Reviewi>.


Mike Schaad

GREEN BLADE - Volume 6

NOW Available

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The latest edition of the Green Blade is now avaialbe. This is the ninth edition of the RAWC's literary magazine and features some familiar voices as well as some newcomers.


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