About Writers Rising Up

Who we are….

Writers Rising Up is a 501(c) (3) public charity. Contributions are tax deductible. We encourage a deeper understanding and participation in environmental stewardship. Through the literary arts at community events, contests, workshops, literary performances, interpretive installations and publications, our focus is on nature education and writing. Through our submission opportunities we promote writers who associate their work to cultural, spiritual and social connections to place, the land, natural habitat, including flora, fauna and wetlands.

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Elizabeth Fries Ellet Interpretive Trail

Eden Prairie, MN

The City of Eden Prairie, Minnesota owes its name to Elizabeth Fries Ellet, the East Coast writer who visited the area in 1852. In her travelogue book, Summer Rambles in the West, Ellet described the Minnesota River Valley which adjoins the current day City of Eden Prairie as the garden spot of the territory.

The celebrated valley of the Minnesota River–called St. Pierre by the French, and until recently, St. Peter’s—extends in a general direction from west to east, and, with the country along its tributaries, forms the garden spot of the territory.

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The Indomitable Elizabeth Fries Ellet, Feminist

Defining Historical Truth of the 19th Century

Ellet and her literary female contemporaries began reordering the 19th-century social stature of women, a story of females striving for their independence that cannot be contained within a set of interpretive signs on a trail at the Richard T. Anderson Conservation Area, adjacent to the Minnesota River. In not-so-subtle ways for a 19th century woman, Ellet, like female authors of the 18th and 19th century, rebelled against strict gender roles of females and female writers. The reality is that 21st-century women still share in some of Ellet’s travails in claiming their own freedoms.

The Indomitable Elizabeth Fries Ellet, Feminist
Defining Historical Truth of the 19th Century
Author: Vicki Pellar Price

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Bug City: Make a Bug Fourth Event

Eden Prairie’s 4th Hometown Celebration

Bug Tent at Round Lake Park July 4th. Volunteers needed (must be accompanied by parent if under age 18)
•Live Bugs
•Write Shaped Bug Poems and Create Bugs in a Jar
•Take a selfie with Butterfly, Lady Bug Wings
• Create your own Buggy Face Art

Bug City: Make a Bug is sponsored every year by Eden Prairie Metropolitan Ford.

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Winning Writing / Art / Photo Submissions

Submission Guidelines

Winning Writing / Art / Photo Submissions Guidelines

  • All submission opportunities must be in English and are open to all who are taking pictures at the EFEIT at the RTA in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
  • All submissions must be submitted via Submittable at https://wrup.submittable.com/submit
  • All winning entries will be published online only
  • No submissions will be accepted via email
  • Please include contact information and bio with your submissions
  • Submissions that don’t follow the guidelines will not be considered
  • Writers Rising Up reserves the right to declare no winner or winners
  • Writers own all rights to their writing
  • Winners only must submit (color optional) head shot, and four high quality jpeg images related to your work that will be published on our blogs
  • No multiple submissions
  • We do not accept submissions from writers who have their own pay for view/purchase web site for their work

Wilderness in the City Events

Outdoor Excursions on the trail

Wilderness in the City Nature Hike
Saturday October 21st from 3-5pm
Location: Elizabeth Fries Ellet Interpretative Trail
More info on our Events Page.

Past events at the EFEIT can also be found at the City of Eden Prairie’s website.

You can also check out some of our past excursions on our blog.

Lions Tap

© Copyright 2019 - Writers Rising Up | Writers Rising Up is a 501(c) (3) public charity. Contributions are tax deductible.
All our trail events, 4th of July Bug City, Make a Bug Tent at Eden Prairie’s 4th Hometown Celebration, and submissions, EFEIT Hikes or any event we host, includes all who participate regardless of ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, or religious or political beliefs.