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Wednz Scene: Upcoming Dates for AWP Conference

April 26 / 17

Hey again! Last post for today. The AWP conference has already passed, but don’t worry. The Association of Writers & Writing Programs annual event has dates set for next year, 2019, and beyond. It’s time to mark your calendar….


cred: association of writers & writing program (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 conference features over 2,000 presenters and 550 readings, panels, and craft lectures. The bookfair 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 Tampa, FL, in 2018 to celebrate the best of what contemporary literature has to offer.

2018 AWP Conference & Bookfair

Tampa Convention Center
& Marriott Tampa Waterside
March 7 – 10, 2018

Key Dates

Social Networking

Conference Queries

Registration
registration@awpwriter.org
703-993-4553

Conference Events
events@awpwriter.org
703-993-4317

Future Conferences

Portland, Oregon

  • March 27 – 30, 2019 | Oregon Convention Center

San Antonio, Texas

  • March 4 – 7, 2020 | Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

Kansas City, Missouri

  • March 3 – 6, 2021 | Kansas City Convention Center

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • March 23 – 26, 2022 | Pennsylvania Convention Center

Archives of past conferences can be found in the Conference Archives section of the website.

 

Accessibility Services

Attendee Terms & Conditions

Refund Policy

 

 

Be sure to click on the links above for all the info on the conference & book fair. Set your calendar if you want to attend! Enjoy your Wednesday, be blessed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

featured image: Wallpaper Abyss - Alpha Coders

Wednz Scene: Upcoming Literary Events

April 26 / 17

Hey! It’s turning out to be a nice Wednesday morning and we’re focusing on literature. Found a couple of literary events courtesy of Association of Writers & Writing Program or AWP. If these interest you, then please read on….


cred: association of writers & writing program

Story Catcher Summer Writing Workshop and Festival

Chadron, Nebraska, United States

 

DETAILS

JUN 14 JUN 17, 2017

Retreat

APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 1, 2017
TUITION / COST:$350.00
SCHOLARSHIP: Available
Graduate students and others who have writing classroom experience (either as a teacher, student or both), and whose work shows promise, may apply for the Emerging Writer Instructorship. The successful applicant will be honored as a “Mari Sandoz Emerging


CONTACT: Steve Coughlin
PHONE:308.432.6306
EMAIL:scoughlin@csc.edu

Set in the beautiful Pine Ridge Region of Northwest Nebraska, we will gather to explore the untamed terrains of our lives: in nature and the outdoors, in our relationships with one another, in our place and purpose in the world.

The Story Catcher Summer Writing Workshop and Festival will gather in the historic buildings and scenic spots around Fort Robinson State Park and will lodge in the 1890 Brick Officer Quarters. Renowned writers will lead morning sessions focused on crafting and improving our writing, followed by afternoon sessions designed to give participants a chance to create new work and receive personalized feedback during the retreat. This inspirational setting fosters a wonderful writing community focused on exploring the wild terrains of our lives.

Faculty

Featured Writers Include:

Mark Halliday, Poet

 

Genres

Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction

Location

100 Main St.
Chadron
Nebraska, United States
69337

 


Story Catcher Summer Writing Workshop and Festival

Set in the breath-taking Pine Ridge Region of Northwest Nebraska, the Story Catcher Summer Writing Workshop and Festival will gather in the historic buildings and scenic spots around Fort Robinson State Park and will lodge in the 1890 Brick Officer Quarters. Renowned writers will lead morning sessions focused on crafting and improving our writing, followed by afternoon sessions designed to give participants a chance to create new work and receive personalized feedback during the retreat. This inspirational setting fosters a wonderful writing community focused on exploring the wild terrains of our lives.

 

 

Other Words: A Conference of Writers, Literary Magazines and Independent Publishers

Tampa, Florida, United States

 

DETAILS

OCT 26 – OCT 28, 2017

Conference

APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 1, 2017
TUITION / COST:$50 members, $80 nonmembers, $100 for Book Fair
SCHOLARSHIP: Available
Students from member institutions receive free tuition


CONTACT: Jim Wilson
PHONE:904-819-6339
EMAIL:jim@floridarts.org
WEBSITE:http://www.floridarts.org/

The Other Words conference is held annually in the month of November at the beautiful campus of Flagler College; it features panel discussions, writing workshops, editing and publishing discussions, readings, and a Book Fair

Featured readers for 2017 have not been chosen yet. Past visiting writers include Jacki Lyden, Michael Martone, Allison Joseph, Erin Belieu, Campbell McGrath, Diane Roberts, Diane Wakoski, Alice Friman, Ed Ward, Donald Morrill. Judson Mitcham and many others.

Individual manuscript consultations and publishing advice will also be offered.

Publishers and journals that have participated in the Book Fair include All Nations Press, Anhinga Press, The Atlanta Review, The Chattahoochee Review, Gargoyle, The Georgia Review, Kestrel, YellowJacket Press, University of Tampa Press, The Tampa Review, Five Points and others.

Faculty

Featured Writers Include:

Writing faculty for 2017 will include Lola Haskins, Gerry LaFemina, Ron Cooper and others not chosen yet. Past faculty includes Kenneth Hart, Michelle Boisseau, Suzanne Heagy, Bob Kunzinger, Terri Witek, Philip Deaver, Erica Dawson and others.

 

Genres

Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Children’s literature

Location

University of Tampa
401 W Kennedy Blvd
Tampa
Florida, United States
33606

 


Florida Literary Arts Coalition Other Words Conference

The Florida Literary Arts Coalition, Inc is a non-profit IRS 501(c)(3) organization.

Founded in 2004 by Anhinga Press, Fiction Collective 2, and the University of Tampa Press, the Florida Literary Arts Coalition is a network of writers, teachers, editors, publishers, and sympathetic institutions collaborating to advance new writing and independent publishing throughout the state and region. The Florida Literary Arts Coalition is also a founding co-sponsor of the Florida Book Awards.

The Other Words Conference offers writing workshops, panel discussions, literary readings, and individual manuscript discussions.

 

 

 

Writers at Work 2017 Writing Retreat

Alta, Utah, United States

 

DETAILS

JUN 7 – JUN 11, 2017

Conference

APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 4, 2017
TUITION / COST:TBD
SCHOLARSHIP: None Available


CONTACT: Jennifer Atwood
PHONE:801-996-3313
EMAIL:jennifer@writersatwork.org
WEBSITE:www.writersatwork.org

Workshops, manuscript consultations, readings by faculty and students, and various craft panels and discussions will be offered to all students in an ideal setting, the historic and intimate Alta Lodge in the scenic Wasatch Mountains.

Writers at Work presents its 32nd annual conference. W@W returns to Alta Lodge (altalodge.com) in Little Cottonwood Canyon in the spectacular Wasatch Mountains east of Salt Lake City. Alta Lodge features fine dining, a spa, hiking trails from the door, and a ski lift.Our group will be the only guests so we will have the run of the lodge for classes and informal get-togethers

June 7-11, 2017

Alta Lodge, Alta, Utah

Workshops, manuscript consultations, readings by faculty and students, and various panels and discussions will be offered to all students in an ideal setting, the historic and intimate Alta Lodge in the scenic Wasatch Mountains.

Generative workshops in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry will be taught by the top, nationally known writers who are also outstanding teachers. They are open to writers at all levels of expertise and development who wish to improve their work and are willing to give and receive constructive feedback and comments.

Consultations will be offered by nationally known editors and visiting writers and will focus on steps to take toward publishing or toward improving the story, depending on student needs.

Faculty readings each evening and student open mike readings provide a showcase for the writers’ works.

Faculty

Featured Writers Include:

Workshop Faculty:

Cristina Garcia (fiction)

Kevin Prufer (poetry)

Abigail Thomas (nonfiction)

Visiting writers/Consultation faculty:

Morris Collins, author of Horse Latitudes

Sara Eliza Johnson, author of Bone Map and Managing Editor of Quarterly West

David Stuart MacLean, author of The Answer to the Riddle Is Me: A Memoir of Amnesia

 

Genres

Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction

Location

Alta Lodge
10230 E. State Hwy. 210
Alta
Utah, United States
84092

 


Writers at Work

About

Writers @ Work, a nationally known, independent writer’s organization, has successfully promoted and supported a creative writing community–locally, regionally, and nationally–for 32 years. While attending W@W events, writers can hone their skills and meet to discuss their work with fellow writers, agents, editors, and publishers.

W@W was founded in 1984, when Dolly Makoff, the owner of Dolly’s Bookstore in Park City, Utah, approached writer/editor James Thomas about the possibility of having a writers’ conference in Park City. Phyllis Barber and François Camoin soon joined the group, and W@W was born. Past conferences were held in Park City, Westminster College and the historic Alta Lodge in the scenic Wasatch Mountains.

W@W has enjoyed great success in its 32nd year. The full, three-genre Fellowship Competition yielded top-quality winners as well as finalists whose work is published in the current Quarterly West issue. Next June, the Writers at Work signature conference will be held June 7-11, 2017 at the Alta Lodge in the Wasatch mountains. Online registration will be available soon. Writers@Work continues its long tradition of small, intensive workshops in inspiring settings with award-winning authors.

2017’s faculty includes Cristina Garcia (fiction), Kevin Prufer (poetry), and Abigail Thomas (creative nonfiction).

The goal of Writers at Work is to continue to make a difference in the work and lives of writers, whether by giving them what they need to move on to their next draft, by connecting them to a community of writers, or by introducing them to the world of publishing. Each year W@W continues to advance its mission of helping writers at all levels of skill and experience develop as writers and succeed as authors. Through its conferences, competitions, and single day workshops W@W has seen talent brought to fruition and careers launched.

 

Just click on the links to get the information you need. Remember to apply before the deadline!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Creative Close-Up: Read Up On This….

April 24 / 17

Hello! April is coming to a close and it’s time from some Creative Close-Up. Today a found a few articles you may want to read….


cred: artsy shark, arts business institute, skinny artist

6 Ways to Boost Your Online Art Sales

By Carolyn Edlund

 

 

Are You Disorganized? It Could be Hurting Your Art Business 

by guest blogger Katie Carey

 

 

Here three from Skinny Artist….

Your Creativity Changes Lives–Know It, Believe It, Live It!

by Liz DeMarco

 

How to be Creative While on the Road

by Millie Swaby-Pritchard

 

Living a More Creative Life

by JoAnneh Nagler

 

I hope these articles put a bit of creative fire in you for the week. Enjoy the rest of your Monday, be blessed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

featured images: wallpaperscraft, artsy shark, arts business institute

@ The Event: Los Angeles

April 21 / 17

Hello and Happy Friday! From San Francisco to Los Angeles, we’re taking a tour of LaLa Land. This time Shadowboxerinc is doing something different.


 

 

 

 

 

 

LA TIMES FESTIVAL OF BOOKS

APRIL 22
10:00 AM
USC: LOS ANGELES  / 3551 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles CA 90089

TOSCA

APRIL 22
12:30 PM
DOROTHY CHANDLER PAVILION: LOS ANGELES / 135 N Grand Ave
Los Angeles CA 90012

PAUL SIMON: WORDS & MUSIC

APRIL 27
12:00 PM
SKIRBALL CULTURAL CENTER: LOS ANGELES / 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90049

THE 33RD LOS ANGELES ASIAN PACIFIC FILM FESTIVAL

APRIL 27
7:00 PM
ARATANI JAPAN AMERICA THEATER: LOS ANGELES, CA / 244 S. San Pedro St.
Los Angeles, CA CA 90012

DEADMAU5

APRIL 27
9:00 PM
SHRINE EXPO HALL: LOS ANGELES / 665 W Jefferson Blvd.
Los Angeles CA

I hope this will help in wondering what to do in LA. If not, you can click on these websites:

www.expedia.com

www.tripadvisor.com

www.discoverlosangeles.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Music Festivals April 2017 Pt. 2

April 19 / 17 

More music festivals!


cred: music festival wizard

Wanee Music Festival 2017 Live Oak, FL ♦ April 20-22, 2017

 

Las Rageous 2017 ♦ Las Vegas, NV ♦ April 21-22, 2017

 

SweetWater 420 Festival 2017 ♦ Atlanta, GA ♦ April 21-23, 2017

 

High Water Festival 2017 ♦ North Charleston, SC ♦ April 22-23, 2017

 

Old Settler’s Music Festival 2017 ♦ Driftwood, TX ♦ April 20-23, 2017

Something Wonderful 2017 ♦ Dallas, TX ♦ April 22-23, 2017

Norman Music Festival 2017 ♦ Norman, OK ♦ April 27-29, 2017

Stagecoach Music Festival 2017 ♦ Indio, CA ♦ April 28-30, 2017

Fort Rock 2017 ♦ Fort Myers, FL ♦ April 29-30, 2017

 

Welcome to Rockville 2017 ♦ Jacksonville, FL ♦ April 29-30, 2017

MerleFest 2017 ♦ Wilkesboro, NC ♦ April 27-30, 2017

 

Fortress Festival 2017 ♦ Fort Worth, TX ♦ April 29-30. 2017

 

M3 Rock Festival 2017 ♦ Columbia, MD ♦ April 28-30, 2017

 

New Orleans Jazz Festival 2017 ♦ New Orleans, LA ♦ April 28-May 7, 2017

 

Click on the colored links to get all the information you need. Hope you have a great Wednesday, be blessed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

featured image: WallpaperSafari

Wednz Scene: VCFA Protest Art & The Art of Protest: An Assembly

April 19 / 17

Good Morning! Found this helpful ad while I was reading an article on Hyperallergic. Take a look and see what you think…..


cred: vermont college of fine arts

Protest Art and The Art of Protest: An Assembly

How do works of art become acts of political discourse? How might artists be at the center of viable, enduring, meaningful resistance and dialogue within their communities?

This August 18-21, 2017, Vermont College of Fine Arts will host Protest Art / Art of Protest: an assembly. This event will be a multi-disciplinary exploration of the form and content, purpose, and history of protest art and the art of protest. Join us in a shared determination to connect artistic practice to political protest, and with full awareness that the mindful process of artistic innovation is inherently political.

Lectures, workshops, and process statements will provide the jumping off points for hands-on collaborative and individual creative projects of meaningful and expressive resistance in the service of social justice.

Online pre- and post-planning, discussion forums, and work-sharing will extend the engagement and provide a site for inquiry. Post-assembly activities include an ongoing website for digital discussion and project development, as well as a self-assessment process.

Whether you are an artist, musician, designer, filmmaker, or writer, we are determined to foster an ongoing collective in a playful and inventive atmosphere in which you and your work will make a meaningful contribution.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition:

  • VCFA students, faculty, and alumni—Register prior to May 1: $225; after May 1: $275
  • All others—Register prior to May 1: $275; after May 1: $325.

Room and Board (optional)

  • $180, includes single dorm room, with Thursday evening arrival and departure by Monday noon and breakfast/lunch/dinner Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; vegan and gluten-free available.

Accommodations

Most attendees opt for on-campus housing, both for the convenience and the camaraderie. These are simple dormitory accommodations with a single room and shared baths except in special-needs situations (and subject to availability).

For those who don’t care to stay in the dorm, Montpelier offers a range of hotels, inns, motels, and guest houses (listing available upon request).


The Protest Art and Art of Protest Assembly has been sponsored by Hyperallergic.com.

 

Contact:

Stephen Pite

Co-Director, Faculty
Stephen.Pite@vcfa.edu
802-828-8600

Jennifer Skinder

Coordinator
Jennifer.Skinder@vcfa.edu
802-828-8829


Assembly Dates

August 18-21, 2017


Registration Deadline

  • Priority Deadine—May 1, 2017

For Staff, Guest Artist, and Faculty go here. To get directions click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

featured images: movoto.com & Vermont College of Fine Arts

Shadow Spotlight: Chance the Rapper

April 10 / 17

Hello, everyone! It’s that time again for Shadow Spotlight and it’s on Chance the Rapper.

Born Chancelor Bennett, Chance the Rapper resume adds singer, songwriter record producer, and philanthropist.

Coming from Chicago’s South Side neighborhood of West Chatham, in 2011 the rapper recorded his first full-length mixtape, titled 10 Day or #10Day. This was recorded following a 10-day suspension during his senior year in high school for marijuana possession on campus. Even before the 10 Day was released, Chance was already getting recognition as one of Complex magazine’s ’10 New Chicago Rapper to Watch Out for’.  The mixtape was released in April 2012, which gained the one of Forbes magazine’s Cheap Tunes column. By July 2012, Chance appeared on Childish Gambino‘s single, ‘They Don’t Like Me’, from Gambino’s sixth mixtape titled Royalty.

Chance released his second mixtape, Acid Rap in April 2013. It was released as a free digital download and received accolades from Spin and Rolling Stone, and was nominated for Best Mixtape at the 2013 BET Music Awards.

His third mixtape, Coloring Book was released in May 2016 and was streamed exclusively on Apple Music. It also earned the rapper to win a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album and the first streaming-only album to win a Grammy.

Chance is also lead vocalist for the band The Social Experiment. They released the album titled, Surf in May 2015.

Here is an article I read from Quartz. Written by Amy X. Wang, Why Chance the Rapper-who just made Grammy history-gives his music away for free. It’s quite interesting. Is it the future of music? Maybe so.

 

 

 

 

Hope you enjoy the rest of your Monday, be blessed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

featured image by Brandon Breaux

New Music April 2017

April 12 / 17

New music releases time! Take a look at what’s coming in April….


cred: metacritic.com

  1. Week of Apr 2, 2017

  2. Week of Apr 9, 2017

  1. Week of Apr 16, 2017

  2. Week of Apr 23, 2017

14 APRIL 2017
Actress AZD
Barenaked Ladies And The Persuasions Ladies And Gentlemen: Barenaked Ladies And The Persuasions
John Mayer The Search For Everything
Kendrick Lamar DAMN.
Leslie Mendelson Love And Murder
Lillie Mae Forever And Then Some
Little Dragon Season High
Splashh Waiting A Lifetime
The String Cheese Incident Believe
21 APRIL 2017
Alessandro Cortini & Merzbow Alessandro Cortini & Merzbow
Angaleena Presley Wrangled
Arto Lindsay Cuidado Madame
Brad Paisley Love And War
GAS Narkopop
Have Mercy Make The Best Of It
Incubus 8
Jason Eady Jason Eady
Joe Goddard Electric Lines
Justin Walter Unseen Forces
Matt And Sam’s Brother My Brain Hurts A Lot [solo debut of JPNSGRLS’ Charlie Kerr]
Maxïmo Park Risk To Exist
Ray Davies Americana
Richie Kotzen Salting Earth
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn Hitchcock
Ron Sexsmith The Last Rider
Sheryl Crow Be Myself
The Black Angels Death Song
Woods Love Is Love
28 APRIL 2017
Anamai What Mountain
BNQT Volume 1 [Midlake, Band of Horses’ Ben Bridwell, Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos, Grandaddy’s Jason Lytle, and Travis’ Fran Healy]
Bruce Robison Bruce Robison and the Back Porch Band
Colin Stetson All This I Do For Glory:
Feist Pleasure
Figure Walking The Big Other [Greg MacPherson & Rob Gardiner]
Gorillaz Humanz
JMSN Whatever Makes U Happy
John Mellencamp Sad Clowns & Hillbillies
Juliana Hatfield Pussycat
Kasabian For Crying Out Loud
Life Of Agony A Place Where There’s No More Pain
Little Cub Still Life
Lonely Robot The Big Dream
Mark Lanegan Band Gargoyle
Mary J. Blige Strength Of A Woman
Mew Visuals
New Found Glory Makes Me Sick
Ryuichi Sakamoto async
Sylvan Esso What Now
The Cranberries Something Else
The New Year Snow
Thurston Moore Rock n Roll Consciousness
WALL Untitled
Weed Born Wrong Love [Final album]
Willie Nelson God’s Problem Child

These are the releases, but the dates can change. Enjoy the rest of the week and weekend, be always blessed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

featured image: HBC333.com

Spring Reads 2017

March 21 / 17

Spring is officially here. That means it’s time for Spring Read 2017. Found twelve that just may interest you….


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lincoln in the Bardo – George Saunders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Refugees – Viet Thanh Nguyen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Child – Fiona Barton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amberlough: A Novel – Lara Elena Donnelly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Devil Crept In – Ania Ahlborn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Stars Are Legion – Kameron Hurley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Most Beautiful: My Life With Prince – Mayte Garcia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell – David Yaffe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Otis Redding: An Unfinished Life – Jonathon Gould

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus – Laura Kipris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Best Land Under Heaven: The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny – Michael Wallis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South & West: From a Notebook – Joan Didion

 

 

There are more books out there. You can go to GoodReads, Amazon, and other sites to find your Spring time read. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, be blessed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

featured images: Wallup.net, amazon.com, amazon.com.uk, & goodreads.com

 

@ The Event: Vancouver

Feb. 17 / 17

Friday, Friday, Friday….We can all agree that we’re all glad it’s Friday right? Well, Vancouver is the final stop of our tour of Canada for @ The Event. This city has lots of things to do. Here is just a peek of what they have in store…


cred: tourism vancouver

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival

Dates: June 1 – September 23, 2017

Every June through September, Bard on the Beach professional Shakespeare Festival brings to life the magic of Shakespeare’s great plays. The Festival site is located on the waterfront in Vancouver’s Vanier Park, adjacent to the downtown core.

 

DOXA Documentary Film Festival

Dates: May 2017

A 10-day annual festival presenting Canadian and international documentaries.

 

International Jazz Festival

Coastal Jazz & Blues Society

  • 295 W 7th Avenue
  • 2nd Floor
  • Vancouver, BC V5Y 1L9
  • Phone: 604.872.5200
  • www.costaljazz.ca

No dates posted yet…..

 

Theatre Under The Stars

Each summer through July and August, Theatre Under the Stars presents soaring musical theatre productions at Stanley Park’s picturesque Malkin Bowl.

  • Malkin Bowl, Stanley Park
  • Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4
  • Phone: 604.734.1917
  • www.tuts.ca

No dates yet, but tickets are sold out.

 

Vancouver Folk Music Festival

Dates: July 14, 15, 16, 2017 / Jericho Beach Park

 

Vancouver International Film Festival

  • 1181 Seymour St
  • Vancouver, BC V6B 3M7
  • Phone: 604.683.FILM (3456)
  • www.viff.org

Check the website above for dates

 

Other Events

February 1, 2017 – March 5, 2017

 

November 11, 2016 – June 26, 2017

 

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until April 9, 2017

 

February 3, 2017 – February 25, 2017

 

If you’re planning to visit this beautiful city, go to wwwtourismvancouver.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

featured image: DrWallpaper

Winter Reads 2017

cred: harper’s bazaar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Article: 14 Best Books You Need to Read in January by Lauren Christensen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

featured images: harper's bazaar & Wallpaper Abyss 

 

 

 

@ The Event: Montreal, Canada

November 18 / 16

Hello and Good Morning! The week is coming to a close and today’s @ The Event, we’re heading over to Montreal. Lots of great things to do up there. Wanna see? Ok, let’s see what they have to offer……


cred: eventful.com

Concerts

Niykee Heaton

Nov 19 – 9:00 PM / L’Astral

FIND TICKETS

*In Flames, Hellyeah & From Ashes To New

Nov 22 – 7:00 PM / Metropolis

FIND TICKETS

Straight No Chaser

Nov 29 – 7:30 PM / Theatre Maisonneuve – PdA

FIND TICKETS

Festivals

*Festival Les Coups de Théâtre

Nov 1 – Nov 30 / Montreal, Quebec, Canada

VIEW DETAILS

29th ANNUAL TIBETAN CULTURAL FAIR & B…

Nov 26 – 10:00 AM / Santa Cruz Church Hall

Cirque du Soleil – Ovo

Nov 29 – 7:30 PM / Bell Centre

FIND TICKETS

Film

Animated Movie: La guerre des tuques …

Nov 20 – 2:00 PM / La Maison Culturelle de Montréal-Nord

Movie: Histoires À Faire Rêver, Histo…

Nov 27 – 3:00 PM / Maison De La Culture Notre Dame De Grace

Le laboratoire de l’humour

Dec 1 – 8:30 PM / Hôtel Les Trois Tilleuls

FIND TICKETS

Literary

Yoga & Books (Mile End)

Nov 24 – 3:30 PM / Bibliothèque du Mile End

*Fun with Books (Mile End)

Dec 1 – 3:30 PM / Bibliothèque du Mile End

VIEW DETAILS

The Magic of Books (Maisonneuve)

Dec 3 – 11:00 AM / Maisonneuve Library

Museums

Visites guidées express « spécial 5 a…

Nov 29 – 12:15 PM / Maison du développement durable

Family Activities at the McCord Museum

Oct 2 – Nov 27 / Le Musée McCord Montréal McCord Museum

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Family Activities at the McCord Museum

Dec 4 – Mar 12 / Le Musée McCord Montréal McCord Museum

* Featured Events

This is what’s going on in Montreal. For more information, please go to montreal.eventful.com/events. Go to eventful.com to see what other events are going on across the globe. Read through the site to see what you’re looking for and you’ll be on your way. Come back Sunday for two more posts.

featured image: full hd pictures

@ The Event: San Antonio

September 23 / 16

Hey everyone! Friday is hear….yea! We’re stopping in San Antonio, Texas for some great events. Here’s what happening in the heart of Texas…..


cred: visit san antonio

 

MUSIC

Fright Fest Presented By Snickers

Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 – Sunday, Oct 30, 2016

Six Flags Fiesta Texas

17000 IH W 10, San Antonio, Texas 78257

Visit Website

Hear The Globe  / $15

Saturday, Jan 23, 2016 – Saturday, Dec 17, 2016

8pm-10:30pm

Carmens de la Calle

320 North Flores, San Antonio, Texas 78205

210-281-4349 ♦   Visit Website

 

Party On The Plaza  / Free

Sunday, Jun 5, 2016 – Sunday, Oct 30, 2016

7:00pm – 11:00pm

Tower of the Americas 4D Theater

739 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78205

210-223-3101    Visit Website

Party On The Tower Plaza: Free Concert Series  / Free

Friday, Jun 17, 2016 – Friday, Oct 28, 2016

7 pm – 11 pm

Tower of the Americas

739 E César E. Chávez Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78205

Visit Website

Second Sunday Jazz At The Witte / Free With Museum Admission

Sunday, Aug 14, 2016 – Sunday, Nov 13, 2016

3 – 5 PM

The Witte Museum

3801 Broadway St., San Antonio, Texas 78209

210-357-1900    Visit Website

VISUAL ARTS

Alamo City Comic Con

Friday, Oct 28, 2016 – Sunday, Oct 30, 2016

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

900 E Market St, San Antonio, Texas 78205

Visit Website

Art In The Garden – Alyson Shotz

Thursday, Jun 30, 2016 – Monday, Jun 19, 2017

San Antonio Botanical Garden

555 Funston Pl, San Antonio, Texas 78209

Visit Website

Exhibition Opening: Carlos Merida

Friday, Jul 8, 2016 – Sunday, Jan 29, 2017

San Antonio Museum of Art

200 West Jones Ave, San Antonio, Texas 78215

210-978-8100    Visit Website

Girl’s Eye View  / $10 Adult, $8 Seniors And Children (6-17)

Friday, Jul 29, 2016 – Monday, Oct 31, 2016

Monday to Saturday: 9:00am – 5:00pm.; Sunday: 12:00pm to 5:00pm.

UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures

801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78205

210-458-2300    Visit Website

FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA SAFOTO

Friday, Aug 26, 2016 – Friday, Sep 30, 2016

Galleries and Exhibition Venues throughout San Antonio and the Texas Hill Country.

333 West Olmos Drive #103, San Antonio, Texas 78212

Visit Website

 

Telling Tales: Contemporary Narrative Photography  / $20 Adults, $15 Seniors/Students, Free For Members, <19 Yo, Current Military

Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 – Sunday, Jan 8, 2017

the McNay Art Museum

6000 North New Braunfels, San Antonio, Texas 78209

(210) 824-5368    Visit Website

 

CLASSES & LECTURES

 

Voices Of The West: Adrienne Keene

Thursday, Sep 29, 2016 – Thursday, Sep 29, 2016

6:30-7:30pm

Briscoe Western Art Museum

210 W. Market Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

210-299-4499    Visit Website

 

For more events happening in San Antonio, go to visitsanantonio.com/events. If you live in the area, or just visiting, see what the city has in store. Enjoy the rest of your Friday, be blessed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

featured image: wallpapersdesk.info

@ The Event: London

August 19 / 16

Good Morning and Happy Friday! No more @ The Museum….it is now @ The Event. Today we’re visiting across the pond in London, England. Lots of things are always happening in London…..


(cred: visitlondon.com & music festival wizard)

ART/PHOTOGRAPHY, ETC..

William Kentridge: Thick Time ♦ September 21, 2016 – January 15, 2017 / Whitechapel Art Gallery / 80-82 Whitechapel High Street London E1 7QX / +44 (0) 20 7522 7888 / www.whitechapelgallery.org

Discover the South African artist’s fascinating works with William Kentridge: Thick Time at the Whitechapel Gallery, his first major solo exhibition in the UK.

Known for his drawings, theatre productions and films, Kentridge also specialises in complex installations. The exhibition features six large-scale works created between 2003 and 2016, which gives an insight into the artist’s vision throughout his career

Abstract Expressionism at Royal Academy of Arts ♦ September 24, 2016 – January 2, 2017 / Burlington House London W1J 0BD / +44 (0) 20 7300 8000 / www.royal.academy.org.uk

Rediscover one of the greatest art movements of the 20th century with Abstract Expressionism at the Royal Academy of Arts.

Micheal Clark Company: New York 2016 ♦ October 6-15, 2016 / The Barbican Theatre / Silk St. London EC2Y 8DS / www.barbican.org.uk/theatre

Catch the return of Michael Clark Company at the Barbican Theatre with New Work 2016.

After opening Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage last year, Michael Clark Company returns to the Barbican stage where they last performed two years ago, with a new dance production.

Wonderlab: The Satoil Gallery ♦ October 12 – January 1, 2020 / Science Museum, London / Exhibition Road London SW7 2DD / +44 870 870 4868 / www.sciencemuseum.org.uk

Spark your curiosity in the Science Museum’s new permanent gallery Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery.

Museums @ Night ♦ October 27-29, 2016 / museumsatnight.org.uk

Soak up some culture after dark with Museums at Night, as museums and galleries across London throw open their doors after hours during the three-day biannual festival.

With late-night exhibitions and a range of talks, guided tours and special events, Museums at Night is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy London’s culture and history in a new light.

The Radical Eye: Modernist Photograph From the Sir Elton John Collection @ Tate Modern ♦ November 10 – May 7, 2018 / Tate Modern / Bankside London SE1 9TG / +44 (0) 20 7887 8888 / www.tate.org.uk

See great masterpieces of modernist photography with The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection at Tate Modern.

Showcasing a selection of rare vintage prints from the 1920s to the 1950s, all collected by Sir Elton John through his lifetime, the exhibition features more than 150 photographs from 60 artists.

Design Museum Opening ♦ November 24, 2016 – January 1, 2020 / Design Museum 224-238 Kensington High Street Kensington London W8 6AG / +44 (020) 7940 8783 / designmuseum.org

Delve into the fascinating world of contemporary design as the Design Museum reopens in an impressive new building in Kensington.

 

FASHION

London Fashion Weekend AW16 @ Saatchi Gallery ♦ September 22-25, 2016 / Saatchi Gallery / Duke of York’s HQ Kings Road London SW3 4SQ / +44 (0) 20 7823 2363 / www.saatchigallery.com

Experience a day out as a fashion insider with the London Fashion Weekend at Saatchi Gallery.

 

MUSIC

         

Aug 28 2016 / South West Four (SW4) 2016 / London, UK

 

South West Four 2016 / London, UK /August 27-28, 2016

 

THEATRE 

Dreamgirls @ The Savoy Theatre ♦ November 19, 2016 – March 11, 2017 / The Strand London WC2R 0ET / +44 844 871 7687 / www.savoytheatre.org

Discover the revolutionary sound of 1960s America as the Tony Award-winning musical, Dreamgirls, bursts onto the stage at the Savoy Theatre.

Glee star Amber Riley makes her West End début as Effie White

 

OTHER

The Lord Mayor’s Show ♦ November 12, 2016 / www.lordmayorsshow.london

Cheer on the new mayor and the spectacular procession, as they wind their way between Bank and Aldwych for The Lord Mayor’s Show.

The Lord Mayor’s Show dates back to 1215, when King John granted a charter allowing the citizens of London to elect their own mayor.

Lots of choices, lots of activities, and a whole lotta fun too. So if you’re in London, make a stop to visit. If you want to know what’s happening in London for the next few months go to www.visitlondon.com for information.

Enjoy the rest of your Friday, be blessed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

featured image: www.siwallpaperhd.com

Scene Wednesday: VONA Voices & Arts & Letters

February 17 / 16

Hey there again! If you have inching writing fingers this could be for you!


(cred: University of Miami and Georgia College)

VONA Voices Writing Workshop for Writers of Color

Where do writers of color go:

  • For community?
  • For support?
  • For growth?
  • For mentoring with renowned writers of color?

University of Miami’s VONA/Voices Summer Writing Workshop

Join Patricia Smith, M.Evelina Galang, Tananarive Due, Willie Perdomo, David Mura, Faith Adiele, Elmaz Abinader, Minal Hakratwala, Andrew X. Pham, and more in a week-long workshop on

June 19 – 25 & June 26 – July 2

Applications are available via our website January 1 (you still have a chance!)

For more information: www.as.miami.edu/VONA

University of Miami / College of Arts & Sciences

 


 

ANNOUNCING THE 18TH ANNUAL  ARTS & LETTERS PRIZES COMPETITION

Rumi Poetry Prize & Fiction Prize / Susan Atefat Creative Nonfiction Prize

Prizes judge include

  • Carol Frost (poetry)
  • Faith Adiele (creative nonfiction)
  • Kate Christensen (fiction)

Prize Winners receive $1,000 each and publication in Arts & Letters

Non-Winning entries are considered for regular publication

Submit online between February 1 and March 31

www.artsandletters.gcsu.edu

Visit us at AWP Booth 906!

 

 

 

If your interested, you know what to do…..enjoy the rest of your Wednesday and be blessed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

photo cred: unknown, en.wikipedia.org, and www6.miami.edu

 

Shadowbox Off for the Christmas Holidays!

12.1.15

Hello again! Shadowbox will be gone for the Christmas Holidays and I wanted to make sure you guys will receive this reminder. 

These are the dates: December 21, 2015 – January 4, 2016

There will be an early Editor’s Desk posted on December 31.

Again, just to let you readers know what’s going on at Shadowbox! I always try to keep my readers up-to-date!

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featured image cred: mrwallpaper.com

Crimson Peak Fan Contest 2015 Is Closed!

August 16, 2015

In honor of Universal’s & Legendary’s upcoming film Crimson Peak, Shadowbox is holding its first fan art and writing contest! The film will premiere Friday, October 16, 2015. This contest is purely simple just follow these rules…..

Set in Cumbria, in a crumbling mansion in a largely rural and mountainous region of northern England in the 19th century, young author Edith Cushing  falls in love and marries Sir Thomas Sharpe  but then discovers that her charming new husband is not who he appears to be. His home harbors ghostly, mysterious entities, which he and his sister, Lady Lucille Sharpe, desperately and fiercely try to hide.

The Rules

1. Watch Trailer

2. Choose by creating your art or your story! 

Fan Art: You can illustrate the characters from the film. You may use pencil, color pencil, pastel, and watercolor. Size: It can be either 8″ x 11″ or 12″ x 9″. NO DIGITAL ARTWORK! I’M ASKING FOR GOOD ‘OL OLDSCHOOL ARTWORK!

Fan Fiction:  Create your fan fiction, like short stories or poetry on the characters of the film. Word count for short stories: 1,500 or less. Poetry: Doesn’t have to be no type of line or stanza.

Eligibility: Competition is open to legal residents of the United States, 18 yrs of age and older.
Competition begins August 17, 2015 @ 8:00 AM Eastern Standard Time and ends October 2, 2015 @12:00 AM Eastern Standard Time. You can send the artwork and writing to my email address: illustrates2@outlook.com.
  • First Prize: 2 Gift Cards from Fandango (One for Artwork, one for Short Story or Poem) to see the film & your featured artwork or short story or poem on Shadowbox
  • Second Prize: a poster of the film & your featured artwork or short story or poem on Shadowbox
 It’s nothing too big, I just want to start small and go from there. Just simple.
Visit www.crimsonpeakmovie.com. Let the contest begin!
featured image and others courtesy of indierevolver.com and www.hitflix.com, synopsisplot: Paul Shirley, JoBlo.com. Characters are property of Legendary Pictures & Universal Studios

Summer Spotlight Artist 2015: Saulius

August 17 2015

Morning all! Saulius is this Summer’s Spotlight Artist and he is a talent to watch for. Here is the artist in his own words.


 

Hello, I’m Saulius. I’m a 25 yr-old artist from Lithuania. It all began in school, when I would get bored during class, I would start sketching. It was 5 years ago, when I drew my first sketch, which you see below.

 

My friends saw my drawings and encouraged and motivated me to give it a try. They suggested that I try tattoos, but I was never interested in that, so I started to draw portraits of people. I was surprised by how well I drew them. I made this first portrait, the first portrait I was paid for.

 

When I acquired more skills, I was interested in anamorphic and 3D illusions on paper. The first drawing I made were from my own eyes and then I would use my phone camera to correct these drawings, like this one here.

 

I was practising with photorealistic drawings, things from still life. Years later I decided to make my first color drawing, with color pencils and soft pastels. I made Super Mario in 3D on paper and I began to get a better understanding about anamorphic art. People began to really like the Mario portrait.

 

After a few weeks, I had the desire to make more anamorphic art and then I began to take that art to the streets. My routine started after work. Once I got off work, I would go home to get the materials I needed. I would take one of my drawings as a market, using only chalk and charcoal to make this drawing in the picture below.

 

It took two days to complete. A journalist from the city newspaper saw me working on the drawing and decided right away to take a photo and write a story about it. By the time I got to my job Monday, I was told about my art work near the school. They called it a “monster.” The directors of the school said that I need to clean this art from the ground, because it scared the children, but I didn’t listen. I got support from a lot of people.

 

 

A few weeks later I took to the streets again. I began to draw with colors to improve my skills and this time I chose Super Mario so that my work wouldn’t frighten the children. When summer was over, I drew my first piece of art in the shopping center and continued to improve my skills with 3D art on paper.

 

I always prefered to make art with something more mystic and scary, to attract more people. During the winter, I would work on 3D art at home. Take a look at this video to see how it’s all done:

By this point, I was drawing 3D portraits of cars, movie characters, you name it. In Summer of last year, I was getting invitations to organizations to draw with permanent colors of 3D street art and I had three jobs in the works. Again with permanent colors, I was making traditional methods as a street artist. My first job during the summer in Lithuania:

 

The same work after one week:

And here is the finished product:

Like I said before, because of my work, these organizations took notice and invited me. I just have to make everything in my style. With summer finished, I started to draw realistic art from still life. I would make time-lapse videos, improve my skills in pastoralism, and I have more ideas. I hope my 3D art will be better this summer. I have plans to make mystic 3D illusion art again to the streets, because it’s my passion.

In all, I like to try many techniques on wood, soft pastels, graphite, charcoal, simple pencils, color pencils, water-color, and markers. I’m in the middle of making my latest artwork.

Watch my videos here: http://www.youtube.com/user/djdrageris/videos, follow my art. I’m still learning everyday.

I hope you liked this June edition of Spotlight Artist. I have a feeling will be hearing more about Saulius for years to come. To get to know more about him you can go to www.sauliusart.portfoliobox.me. It may show in Lithuanian, so please be sure you can translate.

Come back Wednesday for some Artscene Stuff. Until then, enjoy the rest of your Monday and be blessed!

All works by Saulius Art, including featured image.