Month: July 2016

More Scene Weekend: SeeMe Seeks Wanted Artist….

July 30 / 16 Back for one more post. This is courtesy of SeeMee. SeeMe is a web-based arts organization that specializes in providing online profiles. This is where creativity takes shape. Not only does the site caters to artists, but also to musicians, photographers, designers, etc. They have something going on that you need to participate…. (cred: seeme) ONE MONTH ARTIST RESIDENCY IN NEW YORK CITY AWARDING: A SOLO SHOW & RECEPTION STUDIO WORKSPACE LIVING SPACE CASH GRANT SeeMe, Chashama Gallery and Squarespace are partnering to offer one artist or photographer an opportunity that just might change your life.    We are looking for an artist with a well-defined portfolio of work and a compelling story to be exhibited at a solo show in New York City. If awarded, you will receive a solo-exhibition, a cash grant, live and work space and global publicity to millions of viewers online. Doesn’t that sound grand? You can choose your exhibition space, a jury panel will be revealed on August 1. You want your work to get …

Scene Weekend: 2017 AWP Conference & Bookfair

July 30 / 16 Hello and Good Afternoon! I did say that I will get information about the 2017 AWP Conference & Bookfair and this is what I’ve found so far…… (cred: Association of Writers & Writing Programs AWP) AWP Conference The AWP Conference & Bookfair is an essential annual destination for writers, teachers, students, editors, and publishers. Each year more than 12,000 attendees join our community for four days of insightful dialogue, networking, and unrivaled access to the organizations and opinion-makers that matter most in contemporary literature. The 2016 conference featured over 2,000 presenters and 550 readings, panels, and craft lectures. The book fair hosted over 800 presses, journals, and literary organizations from around the world. AWP’s is now the largest literary conference in North America. Join us in Washington, DC, in 2017 to celebrate the best of what contemporary literature has to offer. 2017 AWP Conference & Bookfair Washington Convention Center & Washington Marriott Marquis February 8 – 11, 2017 Celebrating AWP’s 50th anniversary! Key Dates May 1, 2016: Deadline for #AWP17 Washington, …

Editor’s Desk: August 2016

August  1 / 16 Volume 4 / #8 Well….August is here. Not much going on this month, but that doesn’t mean that the month will be slow….at least I hope not. I’m keeping tabs on the Association of Writers & Writing Program’s (AWP) next conference & book fair. It will be held in Washington D.C., February 8-11, 2017. I will have more information coming soon. Movie reviews are coming along. I got about maybe two or three reviews in store. Changes are being made to the site. There is a Fashion section, @ the Museum is no more….it’s now @ the Event and Shadowbox is going across the pond to get some info on events happening in London. Lastly, Shadowbox is setting up literary submissions for poetry and short stories. I will have more on that soon. Enjoying August starts now……                       featured image: wallpaperscraft.com

Reflections: Summer

July 28 / 16 Hello! Its reflection time and yes it involves poetry. Summer and poetry go good together and I found these poems to share with you. Maybe you might want to pen a poem about your summer. Knoxville, Tennessee Nikki Giovanni I always like summer best you can eat fresh corn from daddy’s garden and okra and greens and cabbage and lots of barbecue and buttermilk and homemade ice-cream at the church picnic and listen to gospel music outside at the church homecoming and go to the mountains with your grandmother and go barefooted and be warm all the time not only when you go to bed and sleep   Imagery Archibald MacLeish The tremulously mirrored clouds lie deep, Enchanted towers bosomed in the stream, And blossomed coronals of white-thorn gleam Within the water where the willows sleep— Still-imaged willow-leaves whose shadows steep The far-reflected sky in dark of dream; And glimpsed therein the sun-winged swallows seem As fleeting memories to those who weep. So mirrored in thy heart are all desires, Eternal …

Scene Wednesday: Literature Opportunities

July 27 / 16 Morning all! Just one post today….short and to the point. Have a few things going on in the literary department. Just some literary opportunities to share with you….. WHEELBARROW BOOKS POETRY PRIZE Sponsored by RCAH Center for Poetry at MSU: Open to authors of a published full-length poetry collection. $1,000 award and book publication, with distribution by MSU Press. Original, unpublished poetry manuscripts in English, minimum 64 pages. $25 reading fee. Postmark deadline: October 1, 2016. Complete guidelines: poetry.rcah.msu.edu.   CALVINO PRIZE 12TH ANNUAL CALVINO PRIZE Sponsored by the University of Louisville. For a short story or novel in the fabulist, experimental vein of Italo Calvino. Final Judge for 2016: Jonathan Lethem, award-winning acclaimed novelist. 1st prize, $1,500 plus publication in the Salt Hill Journal. 2nd Prize, $300. 1st place winner invited, expenses paid, to read winning entry at the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture held in February at the University of Louisville. Fee: $25. Deadline: October 15, 2016. Details: louisville.edu/english.   BRICK ROAD POETRY BOOK CONTEST Currently there are …

Creative Close-Up: Art Talk w/Stephen Silver

July 25 / 16 Hey! It’s time for an Art Talk w/Stephen Silver. Loaded up 6 – 10 to get the week started. I hope you learned something from these.   Art Talk 06 – Stephen Silver : Change the Outcome of your Situation       Art Talk 07- Stephen Silver : Becoming a Character Designer     Art Talk 08- Stephen Silver : Art is not magic     Art Talk 09- Stephen Silver : My day as an artist     Art Talk 10- Stephen Silver : Have you lost your job or way:GET BACK UP!!   http://www.silvertoons.com stephensilver.blogspot.com Stephen Silver YouTube This feature will continue through the year. If you want to know more about Silver, go to the sites listed above. Enjoy your Monday, be blessed.                 featured image: stephensilver.blogpost.com

Returning to Work…..With a Few Things From Comic-Con….

July 25 / 16 Well, I’m back….well Shadowbox is back. The vacay was nice, but it’s time to get back to the grind. I promised a lot of action about Comic-Con International in San Diego 2016 and did I get some. If you haven’t been looking at our Twitter feed, then you need to do so. Lots of great things from Marvel and DC. The DC Extended Universe is getting ready with three films: Suicide Squad, Justice League, and Wonder Woman. August 5, 2016     November 17, 2017     June 2, 2017         Marvel Cinematic Universe is continuing Phase 3: Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor:Ragnarök, Black Panther, and many others. Other news in the Marvel Universe is that Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan, and Danai Gurira have been added to the cast for Black Panther. Brie Larson is confirmed to play Carol Danvers….yes Captain Marvel. No posters, but here’s something to get you excited…. The official trailer for Doctor Strange….. November 4, 2016   …

SUMMER BOOK READS 2016

July 2016 Hello, yeah I’m late with what books to read for the summer, but I can surely make that up! I hope you enjoy the list……         Underground Airlines – Ben H. Winters                     Enchanted Islands – Allison Amend                     Smoke – Dan Vyleta                   Redemption Road – John Hart                 Without the Moon – Cathi Unsworth                 Cousin Joseph – Jules Feiffer                   You Will Know Me – Megan Abbott                     The Little Pieces of You & Me – Vanessa Greene                   The Forgotten Summer – Carol Drinkwater                   Show Me A Mountain – Kerry Young   …