All posts tagged: 2016

Last Wednesday Scene: Paris Fashion Week 2016

October 5 / 16 Last post for today. Paris Fashion Week arrived, September 27 – October 5, 2016. Today is the last day. I know I’m behind, (I forgot all about Milan Fashion Week, how reckless of me) but don’t worry I’m playing catch-up. Here are the highlights from Paris…..             Beautiful fashion, beautiful creativity. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, be blessed and come back this Saturday for Weekend Scene, when I’ll have Milan Fashion week posted and other good things too.                   featured image: drwallpaper.com Advertisements

Scene Wednesday: Calgary International Film Festival 2016

June 22 / 16 Good Morning everyone! Just one post so far…..I’ve been digging to post in the film department and I found one: Calgary International Film Festival. Here’s what I got so far….. (cred: Calgary International Film Festival or CIFF) CALGARY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016 September 21 – October 2, 2016 The Calgary International Film Festival is a 12-day showcase of over 200 multi-genre films from Canada and over 40 other countries. Hosting gala events, screenings, award ceremonies and special presentations, CIFF changes the way visual stories are shared and experienced. TICKET PRICES  General Admission – $15 Student and Senior – $13  (With valid ID, seniors 65+) Ticket packages and passes – Starting at $115 Doc Soup Subscriptions – $68 *All prices include GST and service charges. Group ticket sales available – contact boxoffice@calgaryfilm.com. With a ticket, seating is guaranteed up to 15 minutes before the start of a film. There will be no entry 15 minutes after show time. There are no refunds or exchanges for tickets. Times and locations are subject to change.   VENUES  Main Festival Venues …

Scene Wednesday: Fine Arts Work Center Summer Workshop

March 16 / 16 Good Morning! The focus on this post is about the Fine Arts Work Center Summer Workshop in Provincetown, Massachusetts. I’m sure some of you read last Saturday’s post about registration, fees, cancellation policy, scholarships and discounts. The Summer Workshop Program is June 12 – August 26, 2016. Here is a what the week will look like. (cred: Fine Arts Work Center)   YOUR WEEK  @ THE FINE ARTS WORK CENTER Each week begins with a welcome reception and course orientation. Each morning begins with a continental breakfast. Nightly readings and artists talks are presented by visiting faculty. Mid-week events include a festive BBQ and Student Open Studios and Readings which offer students an opportunity to share their work. SUNDAY 4-6pm Check-in any time after 4pm at the Summer Program office. If you are staying on campus and plan on arriving later than 6pm, please let us know. No early arrivals 6pm Orientation is held for students & faculty in the Stanley Kunitz Common Room and is required 6:30pm Introductory class meetings with …

More Scene Weekend: Fine Arts Work Center

March 12 / 16 I have really found a gold mine for you creative folks. The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown Massachusetts. This center has lots of great events happening this year, so I decided to put a focus stamp on this. So for the rest of 2016, Shadowbox will start passing along great information about the Fine Arts Work Center.   (cred: Fine Arts Work Center) FINE ARTS WORK CENTER SUMMER WORKSHOP PROGRAM JUNE 12 – AUGUST 26, 2016   Registration – Registration operates on a first-come, first-serve basis. Workshop levels include Open, Intermediate/Advanced, Advanced, and By Application. Classes are limited to ten students. Payment in full is now requested at the time of registration. Payment plans are offered on an as needed basis. Contact the Summer Program office for payment plan options, as well as details on how to apply to “By Application” classes. Online – Go to FAWC.ORG/SUMMER and complete the registration form. By Phone – Call 508.487.9960 to register by phone with Kelle Groom, Summer Program Director, x103 or Dawn Walsh, …

The Oscar Nominees Are……

January 16 / 16 I’m sure most of you know that the Academy Award nominees have already been announced. Here are the nominees…..   Best Picture The Big Short Bridge of Spies Brooklyn Mad Max: Fury Road The Martian The Revenant Room Spotlight   Best Director Adam McKay, The Big Short George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road Alejandro G. Iñárritu, The Revenant Lenny Abrahamson, Room Tom McCarthy, Spotlight   Best Actor Bryan Cranston, Trumbo Matt Damon, The Martian Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl   Best Actress Cate Blanchett, Carol Brie Larson, Room Jennifer Lawrence, Joy Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn   Best Supporting Actor Christian Bale, The Big Short Tom Hardy, The Revenant Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies Sylvester Stallone, Creed   Best Supporting Actress Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight Rooney Mara, Carol Rachel McAdams, Spotlight Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs   Best Original Screenplay Bridge of Spies Ex Machina Inside Out Spotlight Straight Outta Compton   …

The Scene Weekend: Literary Opportunities Pt. 2

12.20.15 Well as promised, I said there is more literary opportunities. Have a look at these……   CREATIVE NONFICTION Creative Nonfiction Magazine is seeking new work for an upcoming issue dedicated to “Learning from Nature.” Send your best work, 4,000 words or fewer. Deadline: February 1, 2016. Guidelines at http://www.creativenonfiction.org/submissions/learning-nature.     WANTED: TRUE STORIES ABOUT SIBLINGS In Fact Books is seeking unpublished submissions for a new anthology about the complexities and comforts of sibling relationships. Up to 4,500 words. Deadline: March 7, 2016. Guidelines at http://www.creativenonfiction.org/submissions/siblings.     UPSTREET: Award-winning annual’s twelfth issue seeks quality submissions – fiction, poetry, CNF. Past interviews include Jim Shepard, Lydia Davis, Michael Martone, Robert Olen Butler, Joan Wickersham. This issue features interview with poet Tony Hoagland, winner of Poetry Foundation’s Mark Twain Award and other honors. Deadline: March 1, 2016. For new submission guidelines, including payment, and to submit: http://www.upstreet-mag.org.     THE IOWA REVIEW AWARDS  In Poetry, Fiction, & Nonfiction $1500 to each winner   $750 to runners-up  & publication Judges: Brenda Shaughnessy Kelly Link Eula Biss …

The Scene Weekend: Literature Opportunities Pt. 1

12.19.15 Hello everyone! Y’all enjoying the weekend so far? I’m enjoying mine. Just saw the new Star Wars film and I loved it! I just wanted to tell you that…..So what’s in store in the literary world? Well here are some opportunities for grants, awards, and submissions. AWP AWARD SERIES 2016 Prize: $5,500 and book publication to winners in Poetry and Short Fiction; $2,500 and book publication to winners in Novel and Creative Nonfiction. Judges: Poetry: Vijay Seshardri; Short Fiction: Amy Hempel; Novel: Karen Tei Yamashita; Creative Nonfiction: Michael Steinberg. Description: Open to all authors writing in English. Winning manuscripts to be published by University of Pittsburgh Press, the University of Massachusetts Press, New Issues, and the University of Georgia Press. Contest opens January 1, 2016. Entry fee; for AWP members, $20 per manuscript; for nonmembers, $30 per manuscript. Deadline: February 28, 2016 Website:https://www.awpwriter.org/contests/awp_award_series_overview     GRAYSON BOOKS 2016 CHAPBOOK CONTEST $500 and 50 gorgeous copies to winner. Use submission manager for electronic submissions or send postal submissions to Grayson Books, PO Box 270549, West …