A Bright and Shining Day

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.                                                                     Read More

Some Clover Stats

  We began Clover, A Literary Rag in the Summer of 2010. Norman Green, my friend and partner in Clover, and I decided to publish twice a year.  We started with our base of contributors from the Independent Writers’ Studio — 17 contributors counting Norman and me.  Thirteen editions later we have published a total Read More

In the Year 2018 — Grassroots

We are please to announce that Clover, A Literary Rag vol 14 is now at Village Books.  The Resistance is a notable theme throughout our current edition.  Village Books on the Green in Fairhaven is a wonderful place to exercise the dog, revitalize the mind, buy a card along with a book, and perch upstairs Read More

CLOVER, Vol 14 is HERE!

Norman and I opened the box containing the 14th edition of Clover, A Literary Rag this past Monday.  Fourteen firsts from the finest writers we can gather. We feature poetry and stories from wherever they arrive. Clover won a Bellingham Mayor’s Arts award in 2017. We have a generous share of resistance writing to make you Read More

Monday afternoon and Tuesday evening openings. Get your project on track! Read More

Get to Know Us!

At the Independent Writers’ Studio, I offer two groups for writers: Monday afternoons from 1-3 PM and Tuesday evenings, 7-9 PM. The room is an invitation to write: a long and much loved red mahogany table, a coffee pot perking, and tea water heating await group members.   Our writers come from all walks of life, Read More

Time for Submissions

Calling on poets, storytellers, memoirists and essayists — it is CLOVER time! We need your submissions now for our December book.  Follow the link to Submittables to file yours there.  Easy to do. The only question remains, Why not? By your submission, you are supporting yourself as an artist and the literary community which needs Read More

Program Please

Sunday, Clover, A Literary Rag has a wonderful show at Village Books.  Garrett Sanford is coming from Reno to read with us. We celebrate Laurel Leigh — she is following a new direction and will be leaving Bellingham at the end of the month. If you have not heard her read, you better take advantage of Read More

CLOVER Comes to Village Books

  Sunday September 10, at 4 PM Clover, A Literary Rag returns for a reading at Village Books in Fairhaven.  We have a wonderful list of contributors in volume 13, twelve of whom will read at our event. Join us! If you are on Facebook, like Clover‘s page. Clover is an award winning magazine based Read More

UPDATE — About John James Reid’s Mother

Reminder – John James Reid presents from his latest collection of poetry, Mid-Atlantic, this Saturday, August 26, at 7PM, at Village Books in Fairhaven. Grab a chair, no one reads better than an Irish poet! I’ll be there to introduce John. John’s mother, Maureen Reid, raised her ten children in Belfast during the Irish Troubles. Read More

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