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Spoken Word Call for Submissions

Calling all writers! The New Rochelle Council on the Arts and The Friends of the NRPL have partnered with READ 650 to bring three events to New Rochelle in 2018. All Westchester writers are invited to submit their work for consideration.

READ 650’s mission is to promote writers and writing through live performances that celebrate the spoken word. It’s a literary forum for true personal stories—two pages and 650 words long, read aloud by the writer before an audience. Writers featured in the live events are coached and rehearsed in order to present them and their work in the best possible light. Individual readings are professionally recorded for the video archive and YouTube channel, and many writers are showcased and promoted in e-blasts, podcasts, broadcasts, and printed anthologies.

The next submission date is March 1, 2018 and the topic is HIGH SCHOOL – Return to your fondest—or most harrowing—memories with a personal story about marching band or mean girls, bus rides or best friends, homeroom or home grown. The cafeteria, the pop quiz, the field trip, the school play . . . Let’s hear about those wonderful and awful days—from algebra to zits (or even the reunion!). The pieces can be original, or can be excerpted or adapted from your earlier work.  Submissions are evaluated by an editorial committee of seven professional writer/editors, and the live event readings are professionally recorded and archived on the website. They may then be featured in our podcasts, broadcasts, and journals but remain yours to publish again somewhere else if you so desire. Submissions should be no more than 650 words, enabling you to read the piece aloud in under five minutes.

All submissions should be in double spaced, 12-point Times New Roman type, with one-inch margins, complete on two pages.  The author’s name, address, telephone number, and email address should appear at the top of the first page with the total word count displayed beside the title.  Please include A 150-200 word biography (with weblinks, if desired) and a color head shot for programs, posters, and social media. Email submissions to info@read650.com by March 1, 2018 to be considered for HIGH SCHOOL, which will take place April 29th at 3 pm in the Ossie Davis Theater at the New Rochelle Public Library.

Details

Deadline 3/1/2018
Contact Name Ed McCann
Contact Email info@read650.com
Website http://www.read650.com/?page_id=1280

Spoken Word Call for Submissions

Calling all writers! The New Rochelle Council on the Arts and The Friends of the NRPL have partnered with READ 650 to bring three events to New Rochelle in 2018. All Westchester writers are invited to submit their work for consideration.

READ 650’s mission is to promote writers and writing through live performances that celebrate the spoken word. It’s a literary forum for true personal stories—two pages and 650 words long, read aloud by the writer before an audience. Writers featured in the live events are coached and rehearsed in order to present them and their work in the best possible light. Individual readings are professionally recorded for the video archive and YouTube channel, and many writers are showcased and promoted in e-blasts, podcasts, broadcasts, and printed anthologies.

The next submission date is May 1, 2018 and the topic is SUMMER JOBS: ) It’s never easy starting a new job, especially if you’re a kid. Tell us about your best or—even better—your worst summer jobs. Did it involve physical labor, low pay, or an embarrassing costume? What life lessons did you learn that summer? What friends did you make? How did you spend your hard-earned money? Let’s hear from the babysitters, toilet cleaners, burger flippers, dog walkers, camp counselors, pool skimmers, pizza drivers, lawn mowers, and ditch diggers. 

The pieces can be original, or can be excerpted or adapted from your earlier work.  Submissions are evaluated by an editorial committee of seven professional writer/editors, and the live event readings are professionally recorded and archived on the website. They may then be featured in our podcasts, broadcasts, and journals but remain yours to publish again somewhere else if you so desire. Submissions should be no more than 650 words, enabling you to read the piece aloud in under five minutes.

All submissions should be in double spaced, 12-point Times New Roman type, with one-inch margins, complete on two pages.  The author’s name, address, telephone number, and email address should appear at the top of the first page with the total word count displayed beside the title.  Please include A 150-200 word biography (with weblinks, if desired) and a color head shot for programs, posters, and social media. Email submissions to info@read650.com by May 1, 2018 to be considered for SUMMER JOBS, which will take place June 29th in New York City.

Details

Deadline 5/1/2018
Contact Name Ed McCann
Contact Email info@read650.com
Website http://www.read650.com/?page_id=1280

Call for Artists: Artists of Northern Westchester Exhibition

The Artists of Northern Westchester (AWN) Exhibit was instituted by the late, nationally acclaimed Hudson River painter, George Kelly. Entering its 52 year, it is the longest-running juried art exhibit in Westchester Couty. Exhibitors who have been juried previously in the show will automatically receive an invitation annually for the ANW Exhibit. Any new artists interested in being juried for the show should submit three works (art does not need to be framed) for consideration by the jury. Jury selection will take place on Friday, March 14, 2018. Artwork should be dropped off at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Hudson Valley on Route 9 north of Croton on Monday, March 12, between 5-7pm.

Please note at the time of publication of this call, ArtsWestchester was not furnished with the dates of the exhibition.

For more information, please contact: uucroton@gmail.com | 914.271.4283 ~ or ~ Sheri Brown | 914.762.8522

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Hudson Valley
2021 Albany Post Raod
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520

 

Details

Deadline 3/12/2018
Contact Name Unitarian Universalist Congregation of HV
Contact Email uucroton@gmail.com