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VSA – Montana Arts Exhibition
May 27 – July 12, 2014
Opening reception: May 27, 2014, 10am-1pm
Art is for Everyone is the essence of the Education Department at Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art. It is the museum’s vision to be a venue for all artists regardless of ability or disability. In that spirit, the museum has offeredVSA Arts Open Studio classes since 1996 when The Square became an affiliate for VSA Montana, a chapter of VSA International Arts nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. This exhibition showcases work created in The Square’s VSA classes during the past year.
VSA The International Organization on Arts and Disability is an international, nonprofit organization founded in 1974 by Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith to create a society where all people with disabilities learn through, participate in and enjoy the arts. The VSA Montana Arts program was founded on the belief that “…the arts belong to everyone and everyone deserves equal access.”
VSA Montana Arts showcases the accomplishments of artists with disabilities and promotes increased access to the arts for people with disabilities. It also provides educators, parents and artists with resources and the tools to support arts programming in schools and communities.
Nancy Holt Memorial at Sun Tunnels on the Summer Solstice
Join us to celebrate the life and the work of the artist Nancy Holt (1938-2014) at her sculpture Sun Tunnels in the Utah desert on the Summer Solstice, June 21, 2014. This is an informal memorial and celebration, open to the public, with no scheduled events – other than the sunset lining up in the tunnels, around 8:30pm. We are encouraging people to come on their own, being prepared for high desert conditions: remote, waterless, treeless, hot, cold, and spectacular.
If you are flying in, Salt Lake City Airport has lots of rental cars. It usually takes less than three and a half hours to get from the airport to Sun Tunnels. A sedan should be OK to make the trip, but a higher clearance car means less chance of scraping the bottom on dirt roads.
Accommodation and Travel Tips:
The Monaco Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City is comfortable, and there are lots of cheaper chain hotels in the city. Or you can drive directly to Wendover, 120 miles west on Interstate-80, and closer to Sun Tunnels, where there are lots of motels and casino resorts, where food and drink is available 24 hours a day. The Montego Bay and the Wendover Nugget are both reasonable places to stay and eat, in their own way.
If you do not want to drive all the way back to Salt Lake City after the sunset (1 hour on dirt roads, followed by 2 hours on the interstate), you are allowed to camp at Sun Tunnels, though there are no rest room or trash facilities. Alternatively (and likely preferably), arrange to stay in Wendover, just over an hour south of Sun Tunnels.
If you plan to camp at/around Sun Tunnels, please be aware that the artist was very enamored with the land and landscape at Sun Tunnels and wanted the land to appear untouched by human intervention, as much as that is possible. And be aware that much of the land away from the Tunnels is owned by other people.
Other Points of Interest:
The nearest restrooms and retail opportunities to Sun Tunnels are located in the small town of Montello, 20 miles or so to the west, which has a motel, store, and the lively Cowboy Bar.
Good, fat, cheap, cash-only Mexican food is available until 9 pm (usually) at the Salt Flat Café, located at the gas station at the Bonneville Salt Flats exit of Interstate 80, four miles east of Wendover. You should definitely look at the Bonneville Salt Flats at the end of this road, if you have never been there.
Missoula Art Museum
Classes for Families, Adults, Teens and Kids. Take a look at their offerings for the coming months.
Food For Thought
|Clay Studio of Missoula
Saturday, May 31st – THROW DOWN
Come throw or handbuild bowls with us at the Clay Studio of Missoula! Some experience with clay/bowl-making is recommended!
Saturday, June 7th – GLAZING
Open to all! If you have never glazed a bowl before, we will show you how!
Clay and glazes will be provided at these events. We will be doing low fire electric firings and a cone 10 Reduction firing for bowls that are created.
The Food Bank is also accepting handmade bowl donations of works already created. There are two turquoise plastic bins at the studio if you wish to deposit a donation of that kind – or donations can be dropped off at the Missoula Food Bank!
What is EMPTY BOWLS?
The basic premise is simple: Potters and other craftspeople, educators and others work with the community to create handcrafted bowls. Guests are invited to a simple meal of soup and bread. In exchange for a cash donation, guests are asked to keep a bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. The money raised is donated to an organization working to end hunger and food insecurity.
The Missoula Food Bank’s Empty Bowls will take place on June 25th, from 6-8pm at Ten Spoon Winery. Tickets are $30- Please call to place a reservation (406) 549-0543 Ext. 103 or visit their website for more information.
Note: Community involvement and an opportunity to meet other artists!
Need a beach book, rainy day read, or summer school text? We’ve got you covered! The Americans for the Arts Online Store has the perfect selection of books to educate and inspire any arts lover, creator, or administrator. Check out popular titles in the areas of arts education, arts marketing, fundraising, public art and more!
“There is a new feature length film documentary about street painting and the pavement art movement, worldwide – spanning the last generation.
I watched the film yesterday. It was FANTASTIC. It is stunningly put together, and the stories told are that of my evolving vocation, for the past 20 years.
It is a journey foretold to me at age 34, before my job as a pavement art street painter began at age 37…. before, I ever heard the words “Madonnari,” “Street Painter,” or “Pavement Artist.”
The film beautifully captures the scenery of the places I’ve traveled and the inspiration/rewards of visiting different cultures. I have been blessed to work or know the six amazing Artists who are profiled as my “Familia Madonnari.” The documentary chronicles the important aspects of our art and lives as street painters.”
Monday, June 16, 7:00-8:30pm EST
Thursday, June 19, 7:00-8:30pm EST
Webinars are $25 each. All webinars are interactive and allow time for participants to ask questions. To participate, all you need is access to a computer with speakers and an Internet connection (hard-wired preferred). There is no special software needed. Interested but can’t attend? All registered participants will receive access to a recording of that webinar.
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Education Director WaterWorks Art Museum Miles City, Montana
The Education Director is a “teaching artist” position. Skills in both 2-D and 3-D (ceramics) are preferred. Tasks are to organize, schedule and instruct multi-media art classes for students of all ages and abilities. The primary duties for our educational program consist of: outreach to area schools and communities during school year, in-house adult community classes, children’s classes and KIDZ CREATE summer program and classes for those with disabilities. This position must also oversee the loading/unloading and firing of kilns. Position is full-time and workdays are Tuesday through Saturday.
For an application, detailed job description visit wtrworks.org
2 N. Last Chance Gulch,
Helena MT 59601
The City of Walnut Creek is seeking a Public Art Program Supervisor to join its Arts, Recreation, and Community Services Department. This part time position (20 hours per week) is responsible for the administration of the Walnut Creek Public Art Program, which includes municipal and private development public art projects generated by the City’s public art ordinance. The Public Art Program Supervisor, in coordination with the Bedford Gallery Curator, the Arts, Recreation and Community Services Director and the City of Walnut Creek Arts Commission, is responsible for the development and implementation of all aspects of the Public Art program.
This is a benefited position and is eligible for the same benefits as other part-time employees in the General Management Unit.
Americans for the Arts
for questions about posting to the Job Bank
Read about job openings through Western States Art Federation website
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Art Deadlines List collects and publishes information about opportunities for artists. Examples of artist opportunities can be seen here:
All artist opportunities, calls for entry, residencies, art festivals, art-related jobs and internships, etc, can be submitted at no cost here:
Calls for Visual Artists
|Deer Lodge, Montana
Call to Montana Photographers
MSP-Low Side Visitor’s Room
“Images of Home,” The Selection Committee is seeking high quality, Color or B&W, high resolution, digital [or traditional images that can be digitalized] of Montana landscapes, city/town/ghost townscapes, rural settings and community/tribal events, sweeping panoramas and close-up shots of life, adventure, work and leisure in Montana
Who: U.S. Residents, who are Montana Residents
What: Request for Photographs: JPEG or TIFF and RAW formats;
Offer a Brief Bio [500 words] and up to 10 images taken in Montana.
When: Applications open: Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
Where: Artwork(s) for multiple sites in the MSP- Low Side Visitor’s Room.
How Much: Art Budget: $16,000.00 with Special Considerations for up to 15 photographic images from multiple photographers. Flat fee of $550 per image.
Kim Baraby Hurtle, Percent-for-Art Program Director
email@example.com, or Montana Arts Council, P.O. Box 202201, Helena, MT 59620-2201,
406-444-6639 or 406-444-6430
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 MIDNIGHT. M.D.T.
Open Your Studio & Demonstrate Your Skills
Artist Call: 2014 Local Color Studio Tour
Hundreds of Visitors Expected September 20 & 21
Deadline for entries: Saturday, June 28
The Local Color Studio Tour is now in its fifth successful year and is open to artists and artisans working and living in the Flathead Valley. You may demonstrate your skills and/or provide samples of various stages of production for visitor viewing. Applicants will be juried by the LCST Planning Committee. Apply Online.
The Norman Regional Health System and Norman Regional Health Foundation announce a call to artists for the new Moore Medical Center: Art for Healing project.
Art for Healing is announced as an inspiration tribute to honor the courage and caring that took place on May 20, 2013. Care givers, patients and their families will encounter exceptional public artwork at the new Moore Medical Center that represents the community’s resilience. Public artwork will be commissioned and placed both outside and inside the new facility to symbolize “moving forward,” “hope for the future,” innovation, protection, strength and endurance. Deadline for artist submissions is July 17, 2013.
Please see project announcement for additional details.
This opportunity is open to all practicing artists, at least 18 years of age. Artists with prior
public art experience who reside in the State of Oklahoma are encouraged to apply. Artists
residing outside the Central Oklahoma area are eligible, but will be required to travel and
attend meetings within the same budget allocation as local artists. Artists may apply and be
considered independently, as part of a team, or both.
PIY FINAL PRINT EXPO 2014
Open to all photographers who reside in the greater Yellowstone Area (MT, WY, ID). The Photographic Institute of the Yellowstone is calling for photographic work for a juried Photography Expo to be exhibited October 3-31 at the Rocky Mountain College Ryniker-Morrison Gallery in Billings, MT. Gallery-framed prints will be accepted August 11 through August 29, 2014 at Photographic Solutions, 138 N. 30th St., Billings, MT 59101. For further information please visit www.piy-yellowstone.org or call Jens Selvig at 406-652-8247.
2014 Arts in Healthcare Clinical Practice Intensive at Buffalo, NY
August 5-14, 2014
Early Registration Discount: Register and pay by June 13, 2014
Based on the Center for the Arts, Arts in Healthcare Initiative and Shands Arts in Medicine Program
Open to all levels – intro & advanced tracks available
One and two week program options are available.
Sessions led by Jill Sonke-Henderson from the University of Florida, Center for Arts in Medicine and the Artists in Residence of the Center for the Arts, Arts in Healthcare Initiative.
Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Program Fees: Two week program is $1150 for professionals and $950 for students.
Early Registration Discount: Register and pay by June 13, 2014, two week program fee is $1040 for professionals and $800 for students. Scholarships are available.
Attend One Week only for $700, get the basics in week 1 and come back in the future for the clinical experience.
Those interested in attending Week Two only must have completed previous arts in healthcare training at UB or UF or have advanced arts in healthcare experience.
Presented by the Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo and UF Center for Arts in Medicine.
CALL TO ARTISTS | QUILTED
Public Art project, Chattanooga, TN
Public Art Chattanooga (PAC) and the Chattanooga Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (CVB), are seeking proposals for original, two-dimensional designs that will be printed and installed on multiple sidewalks throughout downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee. Three designs will be selected for production and installed for up to six months beginning in September 2014. The selected artists/designers will receive a $2,000 honorarium for their design. Proposed artwork should be in the spirit and language of quilts (i.e. pattern, geometry and color).
This project is open to individuals or teams.
September 1, 2014 LOGO DESIGN COMPETITION FOR ART & PUMPKIN FESTIVAL
$2,500 in Cash Prizes: 45th Annual Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin
Festival Entry Format: Print Ready Vector based artwork: EPS, AI,
PDF. Wonderful opportunity to design a logo. Winning artwork will be
used for the Official Festival Poster, T-Shirts, Glassware, Signage
Submissions Requested for 2014 River City Roots Festival Juried Art Show
Fine art artists from around the region are invited to apply for the ninth annual River City Roots Festival Juried Art Show, slated for August 23-24 in Downtown Missoula, Montana. Artists can apply to be juried into the street music and art festival online at
Artists interested in applying for the Art Show must completed the online application process – structured and hosted by Missoula-area business Submittable – by Monday, June 30. Selected artists will pay a booth fee of $125 for the weekend. A panel of judges will review all submissions and choose the Roots Fest Juried Artists for 2014. The Art Show runs on Saturday and Sunday, August 23-24 from 11 am – 7 pm in conjunction with the Music on Main Street. This year’s Art Show Director is MDA volunteer Kari Schauss of DirecTV.
CALL FOR ARTWORK FOR ART MOBILE OF MONTANA EXHIBIT
Deadline for submissions: July 31, 2014
2014/2015 Theme:”Imagine That! Creativity and Innovation.”
Art Mobile of Montanatours an educational art exhibit of Montana artists’ works throughout Montana each year, serving schools and community groups; providing presentations, discussions, and art lessons. See us at www.artmobilemontana.org
Montana artists are encouraged to enter innovative art that piques the imagination, inspiring viewers to look at things in a different way. Art Mobile exhibits promote thoughtful discussion along with appreciation for ideas, craftsmanship, color, design, composition, creativity, and learning. All media accepted. These selected artworks will be shown to thousands of students as well as community members of all ages.
Guidelines and Criteria
- Email a professional digital image of each piece to firstname.lastname@example.org
- 2-D art -24″ x 36″ or smaller -in traveling frames (simple and/or shopworn)
- 3-D art -18″ high or less
- Include the following information: Dimensions, Medium, Title and Date made
- 1) Artist’s name 2) Address 3) Phone number 4) email address 5) website, if have
- Email your record of exhibitions
- Take into account that the AMM is a traveling exhibit. We store the 2-D works in ‘Strong Boxes’ with 3 layers of foam. 3-D art is placed in bubble-wrap inside bins and placed in secure storage.
- As an artist for the AMM you are encouraged to attend a presentation when we travel to your area to show and tell about your artwork and answer questions.
- For each image chosen we require a thoughtful artist’s statementabout your art, including something about you to make our presentations interestingfor K-12.
- Submit digital images and questions to Sara Colburn: email@example.com
- After reviewing the images the AMM Board makes a selection of about 30 works.
Project Summary: The Texas Tech University System seeks to commission a professional artist to create two to four artistic benches to be placed around “Riding into the Sunset,” a sculpture of Will Rogers by Electra Waggoner Biggs. These benches should not only enhance the area surrounding this prominent sculpture on the TTU campus, they should also be functional. Safety is imperative; durable, low-maintenance materials are recommended to withstand West Texas’ intense weather conditions. This public art piece will be a part of the TTU Campus Beautification Project, which includes a landscape design that enhances the areas of the Broadway Entrance, Memorial Circle, and the Library Mall on the main Texas Tech University Campus. Over 400 new trees will be planted, along with other types of plantings and new lighting will be added.
Location: Lubbock, Texas
Budget: $22,000 (all inclusive)
Deadline: Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 3 p.m. (CDT)
Montana Arts Council Announces
Next Round of MAP Workshops Opens for Signup
The Montana Artrepreneurship Program (MAP), with a four-year track record of successes that include building a network of artists and helping artists increase their income from art by 150% has opened for signup in 13 Montana areas.
29th Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering & Western Music Rendezvous
August 14-17, 2014, Lewistown, MT, MontanaCowboyPoetryGathering.com.
Cowboy poets and western musicians interested in performing at the 29th Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering & Western Music Rendezvous, August 14-17 this summer are invited to contact: Charlotte Carroll, firstname.lastname@example.org, 406-538-3058. Registration forms are online at MontanaCowboyPoetryGathering.com.
Artist/vendors wanting to participate in the Western Art & Gear Vendor Show (FREE to the public), produced in conjunction with The Gathering on Friday, August 15 and Saturday, August 16, are encouraged to contact Karen Kuhlmann, email@example.com, 406-538-4575 or go online for information and registration forms at MontanaCowboyPoetryGathering.com.
Day Headquarters this August will be at The Yogo Inn and Conference Center, 211 E. Main Street in Lewistown. Artist/vendors will be set up indoors or outdoors at The Yogo Inn. The 50+ hourly day-sessions of poetry and music and the poetry/music store featuring the works of participating performers will also be at The Yogo Inn.
For a complete schedule and more details, please go to: MontanaCowboyPoetryGathering.com. or call, 406-538-4575.
Don’s Store, in Lewistown, currently has tickets for the Thursday night Welcome BBQ and the Saturday night Grand Stage Show starring Sons of the San Joaquin. The 4-day collectible pin passes are also available at Don’s Store.
MontanaCowboyPoetryGathering is a “signature event” for Lewistown and the 2nd oldest gathering in the country….just one year younger than Elko, Nevada, the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
New York, NY
CALL FOR ENTRIES/CALL FOR ARTISTS
Annual Theme Show: Food for Thought
August 21 – September 13, 2014
Deadline for submissions: Tuesday, July 1, 2014
What is on the mind of every starving artist? Food! 440 Gallery is seeking entries for their annual summer theme show; this year’s will explore food in all its manifestations from farm to table. The history of art is the history of food: ever since our ancestors depicted the hunt for dinner on the walls of caves, cuisine and culture have always met in art. Consider Van Gogh’s Potato Eaters, Edward Hopper’s Diner, and Judy Chicago’s Dinner Party. In addition to depictions of edibles, artisans shape vessels and embroider linens for the preparation and service of our meals. Artists also confront current issues such as Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s), factory farming and our national obesity epidemic. The exhibition will run from Thursday, August 21, through Saturday, September 13, 2014, with an opening reception on Thursday, August 21, 6:00-9:00 PM.
Juror: The juror for this year’s Theme Show is Jennifer Coates, a painter, musician and writer living in New York City. She has written reviews of art exhibits for major arts publications, and has taught in art programs around the country. She has also widely exhibited her work in numerous group shows and has had solo shows at Feigen Contemporary, Kevin Bruk Gallery and Luxe Gallery. (See below for More About Our Juror.)
Eligibility: Open to artists living in the US.
Sales: The gallery will take 20% commission on any work sold. Work not for sale must be marked “N.F.S.” in the Price section of the submission form. No “P.O.R.” (price on request) sales.
Entry Fee: The fee is $35 for 1 – 3 works, $5 for each additional work up to 6 works total. Entry fees are non-refundable.
Entry Requirements: All entries must be submitted electronically.
CALL FOR ENTRIES!
Materials: Hard & Soft 2015
For Details and Forms
National Contemporary Craft
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Greater Denton Arts Council
Greater Denton Arts Council | 400 East Hickory Street | Denton | TX | 76201
Calls for Performing Artists
STAGE DIRECTORS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS SOCIETY
The Pennsylvania State University seeks emerging professional directors for its unique, three-year, financially supported, MFA Directing for the Musical Theatre Stage program, headed by Susan H. Schulman
NOMINATIONS ACCEPTED THROUGH JUNE 30, 2014
ZELDA FICHANDLER AWARD
The Zelda Fichandler award presents an unrestricted grant of $5000 to an outstanding director or choreographer making an exceptional contribution to the national arts landscape through theatre work in a region. In 2014, the award will honor achievement in the Eastern region, comprised of Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, Washington D.C., West Virginia.
With this award, SDCF celebrates significant achievement in the field, singular creativity and artistry, and a deep investment in a particular region. This award is not for lifetime achievement; the intent is to honor an artist for both accomplishment to date and promise for the future.
The Fichandler Award is given regionally in the Western, Central, and Eastern United States on a rotating basis. Past awardees, in order of award, are Jonathan Moscone (Orinda, California), Michael Halberstam (Glencoe, Illinois), Blanka Zizka (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), Bill Rauch (Ashland, Oregon), and Charles Newell (Chicago, Illinois).
Nominations will be accepted from all sources through June 30, 2014. Nominators need not be SDC Members. Late nominations and self-nominations will not be accepted. A short nomination form is available at www.SDCFoundation.org (see Fichandler Award under Recognition and Advocacy). In September, a selection committee of professional directors and choreographers will select The Zelda Fichandler Award Recipient from nominated artists. The Award will be presented in November 2014.
Please direct any questions to Ellen Rusconi at SDCFPrograms@SDCweb.org.
The deadline for initial applications for the fall of 2015 is October 6, 2014.
Penn State provides complete financial support for each graduate student. Assistantships include full tuition waiver and a yearly cash stipend (approximately $13,650, including summer; years 2-3 approximately $13,050). Graduate students will assist in Theatre 100 and various other studios. During the summer following the first year in residence, all graduate students in theatre spend a five week session studying in London. Additional international travel opportunities are available.
This unique Master of Fine Arts degree program
combines traditional director training with the special tools needed for directing in the professional musical theatre. Integrated into the School’s other MFA programs and it’s nationally recognized Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre, the applicant will train with acting, dance, voice, and design faculty. The degree candidate will direct a minimum of five projects including a fully mounted thesis production. The program includes several onsite interactions with directors and designers during pre-production and tech in New York City. Students will also intern with a master director on a professional Musical Theatre production. Included in the program is attendance at several Broadway shows per season.
For more information, go to http://theatre.psu.edu/programs/theatre-mfa-directing.
The Artful Manager
The fast and the spurious
May 22, 2014 08:10 am Correlations between data sets are magical things – they tell us that two variables move together, and encourage us to claim that the two are linked. Politicians and advocates do this all the time. We hear it in advertisements and read it in promotional copy. Causality claims are so much part of the chatter around […]
The puppet and the purpose
May 20, 2014 08:13 am Director, writer, performer and puppet maker Eric Bass offers a beautiful essay on what it means (and doesn’t mean) to be a puppet performer. And his points resonate rather deeply with what it means to work expressively in the world. He disputes two myths about puppet performance: That the puppeteer controls the puppet, and that […] (read more)
THE ZELDA FICHANDLER AWARD
With this award, SDCF recognizes the profound impact and honors the legacy of the founders of regional theatre and celebrates the creativity and artistry of theatre around the country. Named after Zelda Fichandler, a founder of the American regional theatre movement, the award celebrates significant achievement in the field, singular creativity and artistry, and a deep investment in a particular region. This award is not for lifetime achievement; the intent is to honor an artist for both accomplishment to date and promise for the future. This award presents an unrestricted grant of $5,000 to an outstanding director or choreographer making an exceptional contribution to the national arts landscape through theatre work in a region. For more information, visit Zelda Fichandler Award at www.SDCFoundation.org. Nominations are accepted from May through June 30.
In October of 2006, Mary Orr Denham established the Denham Fellowship through a bequest to SDCF in honor of her late husband, Reginald H.F. Denham. The Denham Fellowship is “an annual award to aspiring young directors, and particularly women directors, to further develop their directing skills”. Candidates may apply to the Denham Fellowship under one of two criteria: fee enhancement and self producing. The Denham Fellowship under fee enhancement would serve to augment a fee offered to the Director by a theatre or producer. When the recipient is a self-producing director, the Denham fellowship will serve to cover/augment the Director’s fee. Application to the Denham Fellowship is open to SDC Members and Associates only.
Calls for Writers
The Poets & Writers Guide to the Book Deal
Updated for 2014
The essential resource for understanding
how the publication process works.
This comprehensive guide provides an overview of how books are acquired, edited, and published, so that you can make informed decisions as you begin to navigate the path to publication. Edited by the staff of Poets & Writers Magazine, articles include:
- How books are acquired by editors
- What to look for in a publishing contract
- How the editorial process works
- The author’s role in book jacket design
- The differences between independent publishers and the big houses
- When self-publishing may be your path to a book deal
This file is in PDF format and requires Adobe Reader, available free from Adobe Systems, or other software capable of reading PDF files.
POETRY ON BUSES
Deadline June 30thWhat does home mean to you? We want to know! Submit a poem, 50 words or less on the theme “writing home” in English, Somali, Spanish or Vietnamese. Select poems will be displayed on Metro Transit Rapid Ride buses in the fall. 365 poems (a new poem each day) will be posted to poetryonbuses.org.
30th Anniversary Montana Cowboy Poetry Book
Original Poems and Song Lyrics of Performers
In August, 2015, Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering & Western Music Rendezvous will celebrate its 30th anniversary! This landmark event will be commemorated by the publishing of a 30th anniversary volume of original cowboy poetry selections and original song lyrics written by Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering performers, past, present and deceased.
Contributions are encouraged from ALL who have ever participated and friends and relatives are invited to submit the work of deceased poets and song writers so that they can also be included.
WHAT TO SEND: A 50 word biography and up to three original poems or song lyrics that have been performed at Montana Cowboy Poetry sometime during the last 30 years. If available, please include the year the original piece was written, any dedications, etc.
WHEN TO SEND: The sooner the better. To be included in the commemorative collection, submissions must be received no later than October 1st, 2014, after the 29th, August Gathering. The book will be available prior to the 30th Gathering, August 13-16, 2015!
PREFERRED FORMAT: Preferred format is in the body of an email or attachment to an email. A Microsoft Word Document is the most desired. Also acceptable is a floppy disk with files in Microsoft Word format sent by snail mail. Please be sure to label the floppy disk. If needed, submissions hand written or typed will be re-formatted by Cowboy Poetry board members. Responsibility for the original integrity and authorship of the submissions (originality, spelling, etc.) is assumed by each participant.
ALSO NEEDED: Please include the name of your local newspaper and contact information for it: preferably an email address for Press Releases. Also, if you know of anyone we might have missed who should be receiving notice of this opportunity, PLEASE PASS THIS INFORMATION ALONG TO THEM. THANK YOU.
WHERE TO SEND:
Email to: Stanfel@mdrivers.com
U.S. Postal Service to: Larry & Jane Stanfel, P.O. Box 348, Roundup, MT 59072
Questions? Contact, Larry & Jane Stanfel (above or 406-429-2177) or
Sarah Baxter, MT Cowboy Poetry Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, 406-538-6408,
or Charlotte Carroll, Poet/Musician Coor. for Cowboy Poetry,
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StoryQuarterly offers a prize of $1,000 and publication for an essay. Maggie Nelson will judge. Deadline is July 1.
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Readings & Workshops Application
for Funding Now Online
We’re pleased to announce that the Readings & Workshops application and reporting process has moved online for events taking place on or after July 1, 2014.
Project directors of organizations that have received R&W funding in the past should click the reset password link and follow the prompts to be e-mailed a temporary password. Once you sign in using this temporary password, you will be asked to create a new password. Then you’ll be able to access your organization’s profile, where you can update basic information, apply for funding, view application status, and file post-event reports.
Project directors of organizations that have never before applied for R&W funding should begin the process by clicking the link to register their organization.
We hope you will find the online application and reporting process easier and more convenient. If you have questions, please call or write to us at the appropriate office.
For events taking place in New York State, Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, New Orleans, or Washington, D.C. call: (212) 226-3586, ext. 225 or 226 or e-mail email@example.com.
For events taking place in California, Houston, Seattle, or Tucson call: (310) 481-7195 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Best Books for Writers
Each week we recommend a book–a newly published title or an invaluable classic–that will help you on your writing journey. This week’s pick…On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction (Harper Perennial, 2006) by William Zinsser (read more here)
Glimmer Train’s Newsletter:
Writers Ask is filled with accomplished creative-writing teachers and authors’ practical and thought-provoking insights into creating substantial fiction. Subscribe for just $22/year for US delivery.
Topics in Issue 63:
Beginnings, Relationship to Reader, Forms, The Writing Life
Also in this issue, Frederick Reiken’s 900-word Focus:
Separating Author, Narrator, and Character.
See a list of our Writers Ask contributors.
Writers can be a superstitious lot. A coffee mug that confers special powers. An exacting but necessary pre-writing routine that must be adhered to before sitting down to write. A snack that is crucial for proper brain functioning.
- Fiction Open. 1st Place: $2,500, and publication in Issue 95. Deadline: 6/30.
- This category is our most “open”-all writers, all subjects, all themes, and just about any lengths are welcome!
- Second- and 3rd-place winners receive $1,000/$600, respectively, or, if accepted for publication, $700. Winners and finalists will be announced in the September bulletin, and contacted directly the previous week.
- Most submissions to this category run 2,000 – 8,000 words, but can be as long as 20,000. Please, no more than three submissions per person. Guidelines
The writing is just sort of an organic investigation, which I do in a quasi-unconscious state. Not that I’m like, you know, zoning out and humming, but I’m really not thinking. I’m just sort of letting the physical act of writing lead the way and I’m trying to collect material. That’s all I’m doing. But most of the big leaps and decisions in what I end up having done are really made in that unconscious way.-Jennifer Egan, interviewed by Jeremiah Chamberlin
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