Year: 2020

MidWk Updates: The Writer’s Conference

4.8.2020 The last post for today. Writers take note, please. The literary magazine, The Writer, is holding a conference later this year in November, location Boston, Massachusetts. Here are short details about the conference below. Credit source: The Writer THE WRITER’S CONFERENCE   SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Boston, Mass.   Ready to take your writing to the next level? Join The Writer’s staff, readers, and special guest speakers for our inaugural writing conference this fall. Whether you’re looking to get a better grasp of the modern publishing industry, receive practical craft advice from our panel of experts, or network with fellow writers, you’ll find a wide variety of sessions for every genre and every writer. Attendees can also take advantage of our professional manuscript critique service and/or our exclusive Fiction Masterclass, which offers hands-on craft instruction in an intimate small-group setting. Sign up for our mailing list now to receive important updates about our conference! REGISTRATION PRICING Earlybird Rates Limited time only! BEST DEAL Exclusive Earlybird Bundle: Buy all three and save! Conference registration plus Fiction Masterclass plus 10-page …

MidWk Updates: Streaming Horror at Home

4.8.2020 Hello everyone! I hope you guys are staying home like your suppose to and for horror fans, it’s the perfect time to watch some of your favorite scary films or television shows. Thanks to Reddit, I was able to get this… Credit source: Reddit Here’s what’s up with Shudder, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Netflix, and Tubi. If you have one a subscription to these you should be good to go. Got more to come in a few…   Featured and other images: Bloody Disgusting and Reddit

Weekend Update: Opportunities for Artists and Creatives…

4.4.2020 Creative peeps, are you looking for an opportunity to get your work notice, in spite of the virus outbreak? Well, Hyperallergic has the answer to this.  Credit source: Hyperallergic Since March of 2019, Hyperallergic has offered this monthly resource for artists and creatives to share their work and find new opportunities. Arts and culture have since been severely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, with grants and paid opportunities for independent artists and cultural organizations more important than ever. Apply for the Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation emergency grant. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. | Gottlieb Foundation Submit art featuring public health and safety messages about flattening the curve, and art promoting mental health and social change, to Amplifier’s Global Open Call For Art. Guest curated by a rotating list of art professionals; the first curators are Nancy Spector, Hank Willis Thomas, and Shepard Fairey. Thirty winning artists will be awarded $1,000 each. | Amplifier Women artists over 40 are eligible for Anonymous Was a Woman‘s emergency relief grant, which will distribute $250,000 in grants, up to $2,500 apiece, during …

Weekend Updates: Black Widow & Godzilla VS Kong…

4.4.2020 Hi! April’s first Weekend Updates and I found two videos. One from Mr. H Reviews. The first is about Godzilla vs Kong. Not sure what is going here with this, but I’m hoping and I know you are too, will be able to see the film later this year.  The second video is from The Cosmic Wonder about Black Widow‘s new release date and how the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will look from here on out.    Well, that’s it for the time being. I can’t wait to see all the films mentioned. Yes, we have to wait a while, but I will be happy once this virus has cleared.  Featured image: NewsDio

Music Festivals / April 2020 Postponed or Cancelled

4.3.2020 Good Morning! Thanks to Music Festival Wizard, we have a list of festivals for this month, but unfortunately due to Corvid-19, these festivals have been postponed or cancelled. Now there are a few scheduled in August and October, which I hope will not be cancelled or postponed. Only time will tell… Credit source: Music Festival Wizard MISSION CREEK FESTIVAL 2020 IOWA CITY, IA POSTPONED VIVA LAS VEGAS ROCKABILLY 2020 LAS VEGAS, NV CANCELLED` LUCIDITY FESTIVAL 2020 SANTA BARBARA, CA POSTPONED / BOOK TICKETS WINTERWONDERGRASS VERMONT 2020 STRATTON, VT CANCELLED / BOOK TICKETS SUWANNEE RISING 2020 LIVE OAK, FL POSTPONED / BOOK TICKETS OLD SETTLER’S MUSIC FESTIVAL 2020 DALE, TX POSTPONED / BOOK TICKETS MOOGFEST 2020 DURHAM, NC CANCELLED / BOOK TICKETS 98ROCKFEST 2020 TAMPA BAY, FL POSTPONED / BOOK TICKETS POWABUNGA VAIL 2020 VAIL, CO POSTPONED UBBI DUBBI 2020 FORT WORTH, TX CANCELLED / BOOK TICKETS BATON ROUGE BLUES FESTIVAL 2020 BATON ROGUE, LA POSTPONED KRYPTONITE FESTIVAL 2020 ATLANTA, GA CANCELLED / BOOK TICKETS HIGH WATER FEST 2020 NORTH CHARLESTON, SC CANCELLED / BOOK TICKETS SOMETHING IN THE WATER FESTIVAL 2020 VIRGINIA BEACH, …

New Music / April 2020

4.3.2020 Hello everyone or should I say good evening. I have new album release dates, courtesy of Metacritic for the month of April. Credit source: Metacritic 3 APRIL 2020 Anna Burch If You’re Dreaming   Black Atlass Dream Awake   Born Ruffians JUICE   Empress Of I’m Your Empress Of   James Elkington Ever-Roving Eye   Peach Pit You And Your Friends   Purity Ring WOMB   tētēma Necroscape [Mike Patton and Anthony Pateras] The Monkees The Mike & Micky Show Live [Live album] Thundercat It Is What It Is   TOPS I Feel Alive   Yves Tumor Heaven To A Tortured Mind   ​M. Ward Migration Stories   10 APRIL 2020 Joe Satriani Shapeshifting   Sparta Trust The River   The Dream Syndicate The Universe Inside   The Sleep Eazys Easy To Buy, Hard To Sell [Joe Bonamassa project] The Strokes The New Abnormal   ​Hamilton Leithauser The Loves Of Your Life   17 APRIL 2020 Danzig Danzig Sings Elvis   dvsn A Muse In Her Feelings   Enter Shikari Nothing Is True & …

Letter from the Editor / April 2020

4.1.2020 #4 / Vol. 8 Hello April! You might be thinking that because of this ridiculous virus, that it won’t be a lot to do…wrong! New title for this post, I like this one better. First of all, there is some new music from new artists, artists we haven’t heard from in a while, new music, new music.  Unfortunately, no music festivals right now. With this virus, these festivals are either canceled or postponed. Music Festival Wizard has that information available that I will post soon. Wanna go to a museum, but stuck at home? Well, I’m sure you have heard about virtual museum tours. You can at least see some great exhibits from the comforts of home. I will be finding a list of places you can visit online. Also online…classes. You saw and read about Atlanta School of Photography and their online classes, there are about to have some more coming soon. There are other places as well to look out for.  We spent some time with March, now let’s do the same …

Creative Close-Up from The Writer

3.31.2020 Hello everyone! Last day of March and I wanted to get a start with Creative Close-Up. I found a great article from The Writer titled Six Must-Know Tip for Getting the Most Out of A Writing Conference.  Credit source: The Writer Six must-know tips for getting the most out of a writing conference Pack right, plan early and stay connected with this essential advice. PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 14, 2020 1. PLAN EARLY   It’s never too soon to start planning a conference trip. In addition to securing the best deals on airfare and hotels, many conferences offer “early bird” registration fees, meaning savvy attendees can save hundreds of dollars just by registering months in advance. That said, booking early comes with its own risks: Most conferences don’t offer refunds, so those registration fees could be lost if something unexpected comes up in the months between now and the event.   2. PRINT THE SCHEDULE IN ADVANCE   Don’t waste precious conference time figuring out which events you want to attend. Most conferences publish their schedule well …