Month: May 2019

No MidWeek Updates

5.29.19 Hello again. There is no MidWeek Update today. Still got the Memorial Holiday dust in my system, but please keep up with the latest posts, because June will be around the corner and there is a lot of great stuff to post for the summer. Enjoy the rest of your Hump Wednesday, be blessed!   Featured image: unknown Advertisements

Creative Close-Up: Sharing Some Writing Gems…

5.29.19 Hello, my creative pretties. It’s that time again for Creative Close-Up. Writers, there are times when we need to keep in touch with our craft. In other words, sharpening our skills. It doesn’t matter if your a biography, fiction, or non-fiction writer, we all need to hone our craft. I found an article from The Writer website titled Setting the tone: How to Handle Voice In Your Fiction by Jack Smith. Give it a good read, you just might learn something! Setting the tone: How to handle voice in your fiction Authors share tips for finding a voice that will suit your work and resonate with readers. BY JACK SMITH PUBLISHED MAY 16, 2019UPDATED MAY 17, 2019 In real life, we often speak of tone of voice: “What’s with that tone of voice?” Perhaps because it sounded impertinent or disrespectful; we picked up on an attitude we didn’t appreciate. At any rate, we know that the way words are said matters just as much – if not more – as the words themselves. In fiction, as in real life, …

Where To: Cornell Fine Arts Museum & Orlando Shakespeare Theater

5.25.19 Hello…the long weekend has arrived and there plenty of things to look at here at Shadowboxerinc. First things first. Where To is getting a bit of a makeover. We are in Orlando Florida visiting Rollins College’s Cornell Fine Arts Museum and Orlando Shakespeare Theatre.  From their website:  The Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College features rotating exhibitions, ongoing programs, and an extensive permanent collection that spans centuries, from examples of ancient art and artifacts to contemporary art. Open to the public year-round, its holdings include the only European Old Master paintings in the Orlando area, a sizeable American art collection, and a forward-thinking contemporary collection on view both at the Museum and The Alfond Inn at Rollins. Located a few blocks from campus, The Alfond Inn is a visionary philanthropic boutique hotel whose proceeds help fund student scholarships.  In 1981, the Museum became Florida’s first college museum to be accredited by the American Association of Museums (currently the American Alliance of Museums) and continues in 2018 as one of only four AAM-accredited museums …

MidWeek Updates: Calling All Writers!

5.22.19 Hello! For those who love to create and write, there are two contests to enter. Thanks to The Writer. The Writer Share Your Story Writing Contest Deadline Thursday, June 6, 2019 Categories Nonfiction Entry Fees $9.95 to enter this and all contests at FanStory.com Prizes $100 Cash Prize Description Share your story to enter this writing contest. Write about a moment in your life that stands out such as the birth of a child, wedding or a traumatic event. Write your story for a chance at the cash prize. Contact Information FanStory.com Website https://www.fanstory.com/contestdetails.jsp?id=105548     Minute Poetry Contest Deadline Monday, June 3, 2019 Categories Fiction, Poetry Entry Fees $9.95 to enter this and all contests at FanStory.com Prizes $100 Cash Prize Description Share a Minute Poem to enter this poetry contest. A Minute is a three-stanza poem that has a specific syllable count. Each stanza follows the “8,4,4,4” syllable count. So the first line has 8 syllables and every line that follows has 4 syllables. Cash prize to the winner. Contact Information FanStory.com Website …

Shadow Spotlight: 5Rhytms

5.20.19 Hello everyone! Hope everybody enjoyed their weekend, even though it was too fast! 5Rhytms is today’s Shad0w Spotlight. What is 5Rhytms? Read below to find out… Credit: 5Rhytms Wikipedia’s description of 5Rhytms:  5Rhytmsis a movement meditation practice devised by Gabrielle Roth in the late 1970s.[2] It draws from indigenous and world traditions using tenets of shamanistic, ecstatic, mystical and eastern philosophy. It also draws from Gestalt therapy, the human potential movement, and transpersonal psychology. Fundamental to the practice is the idea that everything is energy, and moves in waves, patterns, and rhythms. Roth was a dancer and a musician. In 1977, she founded the Moving Center. The center offers workshops, which according to the website offers to dive deep into the investigation of the 5Rhytms.  Rhythm Emotion Stage of life Way of perceiving Aspect of self Flowing Fear Birth Being Body Staccato Anger Childhood Loving Heart Chaos Sadness Puberty Knowing Mind Lyrical Joy Maturity Seeing Soul Stillness Compassion Death Healing Spirit To see more about 5Rhytms here are a few videos.  There are workshops and classes across the globe. Go to …

MidWeek Update: Cannes Film Festival 2019

5.15.19 Hello, dear creatives! How’s everyone’s week so far? Well, we are halfway through this week and what better way than to see what’s happening in Cannes, France, where the 72nd Cannes Film Festival is taking place. The annual event started yesterday, May 14 and will run until May 25. I went online to their official website and found the press kit available to download. Here is some info on the festival… THE COMPETITION JURY 2019Alejandro Gonzalez IÑÁRRITU – PresidentDirector, Producer, Screenwriter / MexicoElle FANNING Actress / United-StatesMaimouna N’DIAYE Director, Actress / Burkina FasoKelly REICHARDT Director, Screenwriter, Editor / United-StatesAlice ROHRWACHER Director, Screenwriter, Producer / ItalyEnki BILAL Comic Book Author, Director / FranceRobin CAMPILLO Director, Screenwriter, Editor / FranceYorgos LANTHIMOS Director, Screenwriter, Producer / GreecePawel PAWLIKOWSKI Director, Screenwriter / Poland 14 to 25 May 2019Opening Film :Jim JARMUSCH  / THE DEAD DON’T DIE  / Comp. 1h43***Pedro ALMODÓVAR  / DOLOR Y GLORIA (PAIN AND GLORY) / 1h52Marco BELLOCCHIO / IL TRADITORE (THE TRAITOR) / 2h25BONG Joon Ho / GISAENGCHUNG (PARASITE) / 2h12Jean-Pierre DARDENNE & Luc DARDENNE …

MidWeek Updates: Santa Barbara Writing Conference 2019

5.8.19 Hello and Hump Day Wednesday is here and I have just one thing to share with you so let’s get started with the Santa Barbara Writers Conference… Credit source: Santa Barbara Writers Conference My apologies for the bottom poster being small, but here is a small description of the event:   Every June since 1972, writers from around theworld have gathered at the Santa Barbara WritersConference to rub elbows with fellow writers, wellknown authors, and publishing professionals.You’llparticipate in a magical week of intensive work focused on craft, marketing, and networking.The full conference June 16-21, 2019 includes:• 5 full days of workshops led by 30 talented teachers• One-on-one manuscript consultations• Afternoon speakers and panels• Opportunity to register for agent appointments• 5 evening keynotes by well-known authors• Book signings and chances to meet author-speakers• Opening night banquet on Sunday• Poolside cocktail reception• Awards banquet on Friday evening• A week of networking, support and camaraderieSBWC likes to brag about our successful alumni –Fannie Flagg, Spencer Johnson, Gayle Lynds, MonteSchulz, Gillian Roberts, Catherine Ryan Hyde, andChristopher Moore, to …

Music Festivals / May 2019

5.4.19 Music festivals for this month, courtesy of Music Festivals Wizard. Forty in all! Credit: Music Festivals Wizard SUNFEST 2019 WEST PALM BEACH, FLMAY 2-5, 2019 / BOOK TICKETS         WEST COAST WEEKENDER 2019 SAN DIEGO, CAMAY 2-6, 2019         M3 ROCK FESTIVAL 2019 COLUMBIA, MDMAY 3-5, 2019 / BOOK TICKETS         WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE 2019 JACKSONVILLE, FLMAY 3-5, 2019 / BOOK TICKETS         BEALE STREET MUSIC FESTIVAL 2019 MEMPHIS, TNMAY 3-5, 2019 / BOOK TICKETS         WAKING WINDOWS 2019 WINOOSKI, VTMAY 3-5, 2019         SHAKY KNEES FESTIVAL 2019 ATLANTA, GAMAY 3–5, 2019 / BOOK TICKETS         JMBLYA 2019 TEXAS TOURMAY 3-4, 2019 / BOOK TICKETS         BEACHLIFE FESTIVAL 2019 REDONDO BEACH, CAMAY 3-5 2019 / BOOK TICKETS         JUST LIKE HEAVEN FESTIVAL 2019 LONG BEACH, CAMAY 3-4, 2019 / BOOK TICKETS         IHEARTCOUNTRY FESTIVAL 2019 AUSTIN, TXMAY 4, 2019 / BOOK TICKETS         LIGHTNING IN A BOTTLE 2019 BAKERSFIELD, CAMAY …