See the individual categories for more information about Elisavietta Ritchie's perennial literary activities.
Washington Writers Publishing House
Several years after her winning manuscript of poems RAKING THE SNOW was published, she was designated president of WWPH in the days when it published only poetry. In 1999 a competition was held for fiction manuscripts, and her manuscript IN HASTE I WRITE YOU THIS NOTE--: STORIES & HALF-STORIES was a winner. For lack of anyone else available, she and her co-winner Laura Brylawdki-Miller become co-presidents for fiction. Elisavietta continued to serve as president for a decade, until newer winners were available to take the leadership.
Wineberry Press originally created to publish an anthology of poems by ten Washington-area participants in Macomb Street workshops.
Creative Writing/Creative Memoir long-running free workshops at Calvert Library, Prince Frederick, Maryland.
Splendid Wake created to honor deceased poets in the Greater Washington area
Poetry in the Schools
Poetry in the Schools frequent programs in schools to encourage students in the creative arts, especially to write their own poems.
Journalism in the Bay Weekly
Journalism freelance articles over the years for the Christian Science Monitor, New York Times, Washington Post, and currently the Bay Weekly.
2014 News and Events!
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2015 News and Events!
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Elisavietta Ritchie's 18 books and chapbooks include Feathers, Or, Love On The Wing; From the Artist's Deathbed, a chapbook in anthology Ashes Caught on the Edge of Light: Ten Chapbooks; Cormorant Beyond the Compost; Real Toads; Awaiting Permission to Land; Spirit of the Walrus; Arc of the Storm; Elegy for the Other Woman; Tightening The Circle Over Eel Country (Great Lakes Colleges Association's "New Writer's Award"); Flying Time Stories and Half-Stories. Raking The Snow and In Haste I Write You This Note: Stories and Half-Stories were contest winners, Washington Writers' Publishing House, a not-for-profit collaborative press where she subsequently served as president first for the poetry and then for the fiction divisions.
Individual stories & poems in various journals and anthologies. New collections in progress. She writes, edits, translates, teaches creative writing to adults and students. Visit Elisavietta's biography page to learn more...