THE PROJECT | EDITORS | AUTHORS | WHERE WE ARE | PRESS | FESTIVAL

Needles from many species of pine blanket the forest floor of the bioregion.
What is the Red Hills Writers Project?
We are a local group of writers and editors who believe in the power of nature-based anthologies, poetry and memoirs to move and inspire people, and deepen their understanding of and attachment to place. In our first publication, Between Two Rivers, we will draw on our region's storytelling tradition, hoping to boost local commitment to the ecological and cultural heritage of the Red Hills and Coastal Lowlands bioregions through the literary arts. The Red Hills Writers Project is an initiative of the nonprofit
Heart of the Earth.

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Why did you start this project?
We are deeply concerned that unplanned growth, sprawl, and the big plans of large land development corporations are placing our community at risk. The Red Hills Writers Project hopes to spark important conversations from Thomasville to Panacea, from Apalachicola to Aucilla, about how we might collectively guide our rapidly-growing region into a future that won't break our hearts.

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Who are the editors of the project?

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Who are the authors participating in the project?

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Where are our Red Hills and Gulf Coastal Lowlands bioregions located?
The Red Hills and Gulf Coastal Lowlands bioregions are bounded by winding watersheds of rivers to the east (the Aucilla) and to the west (the Ochlockonee), both of which originate in Georgia and eventually empty into the Gulf of Mexico. The boundary between the 2 bioregions is the Cody Scarp, where the elevation of the land drops from 215 above sea level to less than 100 feet. The Cody Scarp runs east to west just south of the Capitol, at about the latitude of Tram Road.
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To the north, the Red Hills penetrate into Georgia, including the plantation lands between Thomasville and Tallahassee, and a significant portion of the native longleaf pine forests remaining in the United States. The rich red clay soils of the Red Hills support a mosaic of park-like pine forests, expansive natural lakes, and hardwood hammocks. Our bioregions rests atop one of the highest recharge areas of the Florida aquifer, the underground drinking water supply for millions of Florida and Georgia residents.

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