Monday, June 20, 2022

Explore More with Amelia #1: Summer 2022

Wishing you a joyful Summer Solstice! Welcome to my updated Newsletter format, introducing highlights from my recent adventures and projects, stories about cool people, places, and things to explore, and, as always, my upcoming appearances! I started a new job with the Lincoln Park Conservancy in March and am so glad to be living the nonprofit work life again. I also had surgery in May and am grateful to be in recovery.

The list of places to watch The R.I.P. Files continues to grow, this time adding CONtv, Dish Network, FuboTV, Google Play, SmartTV, and Twitch. At this point, the show is available on most free streaming services and all major VOD platforms. I have a new Contact and Subscribe form on my sidebar, so please subscribe by email and write to me any time! Thank you and Happy Hauntings!

Explore More...

Having a spooky good time at
The Haunted Galena Conference.
Galena, Illinois! Founded in 1826, Galena was named after rich lead deposits in the area and was a hub for the lead mining industry during the first part of the 19th century. Located along the bustling Mississippi and Galena Rivers, it was once a contender with Chicago to be Illinois' biggest city and was home to Union General and 18th U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant. Today, Galena is one of the most haunted, romantic, and underrated small towns in the U.S., and is an Illinois hidden gem for foodies, history buffs, nature nuts, paranormal enthusiasts, and winery lovers. I happen to be all of the above and, therefore, Galena is one of my favorite places. I had the joy of being a guest at The Haunted Galena Conference in April and Jonathan and I had a blast. I recommend taking a ghost tour with The Haunted Galena Tour Company for an excellent overview of Galena's ghostly history. Haunted highlights are the DeSoto House Hotel and Dowling House in town, as well as the outlying (and on private property) Ably House in nearby Council Hill.

Spring and Summer Poetry Series Recap

Part of the apparitions project involved sharing poetry and photography from other talented writers and artists, in celebration of the book's publication and this incredible year of poetry. The entire series can be accessed under the Guest Posts label, beginning with Michelle Biller's "Buteo," and concluding with "Selected Photography," by Karl K, Wendy Moxley Roe, and John B. Stephens. I'm grateful to all contributors for sharing their wonderful work and look forward to highlighting more creators in the future, capping off the summer with a Poetry Workshop and with another short poetry series coming this fall.

New Release: apparitions

$12.00 Paperback on Amazon

Amazon Best Seller in: Poetry by Women

apparitions explores the cycles of anxiety and depression, from the isolation of trauma and despair to the hope found in connection, reconciliation, redemption, and resiliency. Poet and storyteller Amelia Cotter invites readers to walk the liminal spaces between alienation and belonging, darkness and light, and the earthly and otherworldly in this lovingly curated collection of micro- and prose poetry, including haiku and haibun.

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Upcoming Appearances

June 22, 2022

Poetry Workshop with Amelia Cotter...and Bunnies! at Cuddle Bunny, Chicago
July 24, 2022 at 7 p.m.

Milwaukee Paranormal Conference at Alverno College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
October 15, 2022

Haunted Chicago Stories at Cuddle Bunny, Chicago
October 23, 2022 at 7 p.m.

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