‘Writers Wanted’; west metro area authors converge in new anthology of poetry, prose
Everyone knows about the lively arts scene in the metro, and all its high-density hotspots for theater, music and literature. For the latter, however, a wealth of little-known gems are tucked away in the quiet, unassuming western suburbs, just waiting for their chance to shine. This is the premise of the Carver County Writer’s group, based in Chanhassen but encompassing authors from Minnetonka, Hopkins, Excelsior, Eden Prairie and beyond.
To that end, the group has released a new anthology of prose, poetry and short fiction titled “Where Rivers Converge,” highlighting new work by 24 authors, both published and emerging.
Poet and songwriter Sue Kunitz, a graduate of Minnetonka High School who currently lives in Chanhassen, said she’s been involved in the Chanhassen writers group from its inception, which began with a simple flyer on the wall of the library that read “Writers Wanted.” Kunitz said the group offers support and advice for publishing but also encourages experienced writers to reach new levels of inspiration. For the anthology, Kunitz submitted several poems, including two with a similar theme but very different styles. She said she was inspired by one of her peers in the writers group, with unexpected results.
“I’m always very much surprised by the things that come out in my work,” Kunitz said.