New local literary site hopes to attracts writers and readers alike
|Co-creators Melissa and Amanda Wray|
Created by sisters Melissa and Amanda Wray, the site places emphasis on words and writing, but it also has an appealingly visual layout (the combo probably has a little something to do with Amanda being a photographer and graphic designer while Melissa is a poet and editor).
A quick stroll through the site reveals sections dedicated to literary reviews, which appear to be updated weekly; Three Things, visual musings of paintings, photography, and YouTube clips inspired by a literary theme or odd book find; and an event calendar listing lit-related happenings around town.
Perhaps the most interesting tool for writers, however, is the Open Mic. The first one is scheduled for April 13. Writers are encouraged to submit works-in-progress to be critiqued by community members over a 24-hour period.
Though the site is new and still growing, the current content is promising and the nice layout--which is often lacking on lit websites--is delightful. This is a site definitely worth keeping an eye on.