Wednz Scene: The Mayapple & Sarah Lawrence Summer Intensive

Wednz Scene: The Mayapple & Sarah Lawrence Summer Intensive

May 17 / 17

A whole lot of creativity going on….a good bundle of creative things. Found this on the Hyperallergic website…Mayapple & Sarah Lawrence Summer Intensive. Read on…

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Responding to Human Rights Issues through the Arts

June 11 – June 17, 2017

Sarah Lawrence College has embarked on an innovative partnership with Mayapple Center for the Arts and Humanities to offer summer programs in the arts and humanities that address contemporary issues within global society. This summer’s program is a one-week creative writing intensive for adults centered around the theme, Responding to Human Rights Issues through the Arts.

The act of writing is an attempt to recognize the world, especially as it becomes increasingly unrecognizable. This workshop treats the writer’s work as a citizen of this world: one that can either suffer from reading the daily news or evoke memories and invent visions of the future. If one’s writing is to survive, it must speak back to it, without creating forcibly political overtones. If one’s writing is to help the world survive, it must be as precise and individual as one’s own experiences.

While writing is often defined as a solitary act, art, like living, thrives on connection and collaboration. Together, we will explore what it means to communicate the complicated experience that is being alive today.

The Mayapple & Sarah Lawrence College Summer Intensive provides a welcoming environment where writers can truly focus on their writing. Participants are encouraged to take creative and intellectual risks and to cross disciplinary boundaries. The workshop is capped at fifteen writers, ensuring that each individual will be heard. Following the daily workshop, participants will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with the instructor. Participants will share their final projects in a reading as a culmination of the workshop.

Apply Here

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Program Syllabus (PDF)

Program Overview

Mohammed Naseehu Ali, Instructor



You still should be able to apply, if anyone is interested of course. For more information, just click on the blue. Be sure to check out for more Wednz Scene this weekend for more things creative. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, be always blessed.























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The Scene Weekend: The Memoir Writing Club

January 16 / 16 

Hey! Found something for you present or future writers, courtesy of The Memoir Writing Club. Their aim is to turn your life experiences into page turning memoirs and autobiographical fiction best sellers….well that’s what they said. A writing retreat workshop is in the works…..


(courtesy cred: The Memoir Writing Club website) ⇓

The Creative Writer’s Workshop:
Master Classes Online
4-Week Fiction – starts Sun 21 Feb 2016
4-Week Memoir – Contact for Schedule

with Book Writing Coach and Author Irene Graham

Limited to 4 x Emerging /Advanced Writers

In my Online Fiction and Memoir Master Classes I work with 4 x Emerging/Advanced Writers in a Workshopping capacity to support work-in-progress manuscripts.

These dedicated LIVE Online Classes will provide pertinent feedback on your book.  You will also receive private tuition from me regarding the structure of your Novel or Memoir, together with tutoring on advanced language and writing voice skills.

For full details and to apply get in touch with Irene now.

There are not only workshops, but an online memoir writing course, private writing classes, writing retreats….just go to to find out more.

More to come…..






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Artscene Newsletter: How to Become a Member of AWP

Artscene Newsletter: How to Become a Member of AWP

April 29, 2015

Hello! Time for more artscene today.  Good stuff to share with you, so much so, that each will have their own post. First, how do you become a member of the Association of Writers and Writing Program and what are the benefits?



AWP provides support, advocacy, resources, and community to nearly 50,000 writers at all stages of their careers. Since 1967, we have sought to foster literary achievement, advance the art of writing as essential to a good education, and serve the makers, teachers, students, and readers of contemporary writing.


  • A subscription to the Writer’s Chronicle, free digital reader apps, and access to our archive of past issues online.
  • Access to our online Job List, highlighting job and fellowship opportunities for writers across the country.
  • Access to the Writer’s Calendar, so you can explore writing conferences, grants, awards, and opportunities for publication.
  • Access to our career advice and reports on the academic job market.
  • A personalized profile in our online Directory of Members.
  • Deep discounts on AWP conference registration and Award Series entry fees.


Podcasts / Job List / Articles / News / Award Series / Conferences & Centers / Opportunities / Grants & Awards / #AWP14 in Seattle / Bookshelf / Guide to Writing Programs / The Writer’s Notebook / Directory of Members

All you have to do is to go to

More to come!

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Artscene Newsletter Wednesday: Events on the Shadowbox Calendar & Published Literature

Artscene Newsletter Wednesday: Events on the Shadowbox Calendar & Published Literature

April 15, 2015

Good Afternoon art peeps! If you look to your right on the blog site, you’ll see Events Calendar. This is where future events are posted. There is one I can share with you about….




MAY 1 – 3,  2015

from their website:

Paris Photo Los Angeles, the third US edition of the world’s most celebrated art fair for works created in the photographic medium, will take place at Paramount Pictures Studios offering the ideal setting to explore how artists have been and are using photography and moving images in their work in the 20th and 21st centuries.

A majority of gallery exhibitors will utilize Paramount Pictures’ legendary soundstages to present historical and contemporary bodies of works by exceptional artists.

The New York Street Backlot section is dedicated to the presentation of cutting-edge solo shows, Young Gallery exhibitions, and bookseller stands. The one-of-a-kind setting on Paramount’s backlot is a replica of New York City’s streets.

The public program is an integral component of the Fair. Built around cultural events involving artists, art world professionals, collectors, and cultural institution.

Detail Information: 

Paramount Pictures Studios / Gower Entrance / 801 N Gower Street  Los Angeles, CA 90038 United States

HOURS: May 1 and 2: noon – 7 pm, May 3 : noon – 6 pm

Parking $12 / 12 and under = free admission

To get tickets and more info go to




Yes, your read right. You can get your writing published. Here’s how:


  • Prize: $500, publication, copies of the issue, and a copy of the judge’s book.
  • Judge: Amelia Gray
  • Description: The winning story will be published in the Conium Review’s next issue. Don’t tell us a story we’ve already heard before. Show us something new with your subject, style, or characters. Submit online.
  • Entry Fee: $15
  • Deadline: May 1, 2015
  • Website: http://



  • Prize: Chanticleer Editorial Review, SEO package, and cash prizes.
  • Judge: TBA
  • Description: Submit at least 40,000 words online.
  • Entry Fee: $40
  • Deadline: April 30, 2015
  • Website: http://

There will be more to come, so keep coming back!

Enjoy your Wednesday and be always blessed!

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