The primary mission of Free River Press is to create an enduring collection of Americana, a literary mural, a mosaic, written primarily by people without literary ambition.  It is folk literature, for almost every writer contributing his/her piece to the mosaic focuses on experience, not on style.  Each writes to communicate a way of life or a way of doing things that has passed or will pass from this land of unceasing change.  It is a means of not only preserving national heritage, but of creating a conversation among Americans. It is a record of vanishing America, vanishing American folkways.

For the past nineteen years Free River Press writings have given people in urban areas an intimate look at rural life in the Midwest, the Mississippi Delta, the Southwest.   Future publications will give rural peoples a close-up view of urban and suburban living.

Free River Press began life firmly rooted in print but for the last nine years has been recording its writers for radio as a means of bringing the American conversation to more people. You can hear our podcasts on Sound Cloud.  We are also distributed for radio by Public Radio Exchange (PRX) and by the Pacifica Network. We are on Wikipedia: