Author: L. Richelle Murry

Shadowboxerinc Under Construction…Will Return In September…

8.1.19 Vol. 7 / #8 Hello everyone! Not a whole lot going this month, because Shadowboxerinc is under construction. I will post MidWeek and Weeknd Updates, so please be on the lookout for that. You’ll see things being moved about, but don’t worry by September everything will be in place.  I don’t know if every blogger goes through this, but I’ve somewhat reached like kind of a plateau and I’ve decided to take some time to reboot. I have a slew of ideas that I want for this blog and beyond. I hope to have a few creative people on this journey that is Shadowboxerince. So goodbye July…Shadowboxerinc will be back full-on in September!         Featured image: unknown   Advertisements

MidWeek Update: Comic-Con 2019 Wrap Up

7.24.19 Hello people! How was your weekend? Well, mine was pretty cool. Comic-Con 2019 has come and gone. If you weren’t able to attend this year’s event, there is always next year, but here are some highlights from the event…             Want to see more, go to Films That Rock on YouTube. Get prepared for Comic-Con 2020!   Featured image: E! News

Where To: British Museum, London

7.20.19 Hey…heading over across the pond to London for this month, August, and September. Lots of things to see in London. Like the British Museum. Credit source: British museum This should be on my list of places to see while I’m in London. The British Museum has a long-standing history with the city of London. History of the British Museum The British Museum was founded in 1753, the first national public museum in the world. From the beginning, it granted free admission to all ‘studious and curious persons’. Visitor numbers have grown from around 5,000 a year in the eighteenth century to nearly 6 million today. The eighteenth-century: origins of the British Museum The origins of the British Museum lie in the will of the physician, naturalist, and collector, Sir Hans Sloane (1660–1753). Over his lifetime, Sloane collected more than 71,000 objects which he wanted to be preserved intact after his death. So he bequeathed the whole collection to King George II for the nation in return for a payment of £20,000 to his heirs. …

MidWeek Updates: NW Summer Writers’ Conference & Digital Book World 2019

7.17.19 Hello! Just have two things to share with you. Northwestern School Professional Studies Summer Writers’ Conference and Digital Book World 2019. Credit source: northwestern school professional studies & digital book world   Summer Writers’ Conference August 15–17, 2019 • Chicago Join a community of writers at Northwestern University for a three-day institute on writing fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The program, which is now in its 15th year, includes a diverse array of workshops, panels, keynote speakers, networking events, and literary readings. Learn how to escalate your plot, write a gut-wrenching story, motivate your characters, and turn your nonfiction into a narrative. Hear keynote presentations from award-winning authors, including Rebecca Makkai (The Great Believers). Get advice from publishers, agents, literary editors, critics, and published authors in all genres. You can also schedule an individual manuscript consultation with conference faculty. Writers at all levels of experience are welcome, as are writers of all genres and backgrounds. Come seek a fuller understanding of the craft—and business—of writing. The conference is hosted by the Northwestern University School of Professional …

Wknd Updates…Calling All Writers!

7.13.19 As the title suggests…CALLING ALL WRITERS!…Found three contest submissions courtesy of The Writer.  Credit: The Writer 2019 Summer Flash Contest Ends on August 15, 2019  Multiple price options   Summer seems like the right time to write short. Show us your very best work in any genre, fiction or nonfiction. The catch? We’ll only accept works that are 1,000 words or less.  Deadline: August 15th, 2019 Grand prize: $1,000 and publication in our magazine  Word count: 1,000 words or less  Other prizes: Our second-place winner will receive $500 and publication on our website, writermag.com; our third-place winner will receive $250 and publication on writermag.com as well.      Lune Spark Young Writers’ Short Story Contest Deadline Wednesday, July 31, 2019 Categories Children’s, Fiction, Young Adult Entry Fees $15 Prizes $1,700 Cash prizes; Publishing (and professional editing) of top 25 stories in each category; Book cover contest; Description Do you happen to know a talented child writer (10 – 16 years)? If yes, here is a great opportunity for him/her to get published! Deadline to register and submit stories is July 31, 2019. We publish 25 top stories …

Wknd Updates: Gallery Exhibition…Featuring Susannah Montague

6.13.19 Hey! Time for some weekend updates. First up is an exhibition by the lovely Susannah Montague. If you’re not familiar with her work, you should. She creates ceramic sculptures full of the whimsical and ethereal Her work is featured at the Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art in Calgary, Alberta in Canada. Take a look… Credit source: newzones gallery From the Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art Ceramic sculptor Susannah Montague’s highly symbolic and eerily beautiful sculptures at once draw you in and repel you. In each of Montague’s surreal porcelain sculptures, there is a narrative to be discovered. Using a combination of hand building, press molds, and slip casting to build her sculptures, she also references traditions from ceramic fine-craft and art history. In her most recent body of work, Montague uses symbols such as fading flowers, bubbles, skulls, and insects to represent death and the transient nature of life. These symbols, interspersed with casts of toys including dolls, helicopters, and bunnies, take on a slightly sinister feeling in their modern compositions. Montague’s exhibition examines …

MidWeek Updates…Governors Island 2019

7.10.19 Hey! Been back at work getting new blog posts ready for the week and the weeks ahead. As promised, I’m keeping an eye on Portal: Governors Island art fair this year, which will take place during the weekends of September. I can’t recall if I posted this part, but I will post it again as a reminder for those attending the fair. Credit source: portal: governors island Hours & Admission August 31 – September 29, 2019Saturdays and Sundays only, 11am – 6pm Admission is Free8-minute ferry ride to Governors Island:•  Adult – $3 (free before 11:30 AM)•  Seniors – $1 (free before 11:30 AM)•  Children under 13 – Free•  IDNYC Holders – Free•  Military Personnel – Free Catalogues:  $20   Location & Transportation Governors Island, Colonels RowBldg. 405, 406, 407 and 408Just follow the signs marked Colonels Row to the buildings with the yellow and orange banners. From Manhattan:The Governors Island Ferry departs from the Battery Maritime Building located at 10 South Street, adjacent to the Staten Island Ferry in Lower Manhattan. The ferry terminal is accessible as follows: By …

No MidWeek Updates…Happy 4th of July

7.3.19 Hello everyone! As you can see in the title, there will be no midweek updates for this week, since it’s the 4th of July week. Normal posts will continue next week. So enjoy the rest of your week, please be safe, and be always blessed.  HAVE A HAPPY AND SAFE 4TH OF JULY   Featured image: Wallur