The Boom Site Literary Magazine:

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Punctuation and Poetry Workshop with poet James Lenfestey

Join award winning poet James Lenfestey at StoryArk on Sunday, February 10 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM in the Brick Alley studio to discuss the use of punctuation in poetry. Always wondered how to use punctuation as a tool to illustrate your poetry? Check out his bio and come learn from James! $10 for new participants, free for Boom Site staff.
We are excited to expand the Boom Site staff to include an additional editor for prose, poetry and visual arts. The Boom Site staff currently is composed of a student editor-in-chief, an editor-in-chief in training, two prose, two poetry and two visual arts editors. We are looking forward to including a third person to each category, and we hope you will consider being involved!

Student creative writers and artists submit their work to the The Boom Site Literary Magazine three times a year, and editors determine which selections will be published while also offering helpful suggestions. Editors meet once a month to discuss the magazine, determine submissions and share their own work with each other. It's a chance to not only influence literary endeavors in the St. Croix Valley, but also be a part of a supportive creative team. Check us out online at and email to find out more.

Looking for something to do this weekend? Peruse the Boom Site at Valley Bookseller!

Youth initiated, youth-led—featuring the creative work of local students with special guest submissions by award winning poet Jim Lenfestey, The Boom Site Literary Magazine is something you won't want to miss! Check out this print anthology of the best of student poetry, prose and visual art now available at Valley Bookseller on Main Street in Stillwater.
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Two digital issues + new student submissions + special content by James Lenfestey = FABULOUS!

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