All posts tagged: Literature

MidWeek Update: Writing Contests…

10.8.18 It’s Hump Day Wednesday and this is for the writers. You have not one, not two, but three contests that I like to pass along to you. All thanks to The Writer. Credit source: The Writer Our latest short story contest: Fall in love Fall from grace Fall apart A falling out The harder they fall… Write a 2,000-word fictional short story using any nuance, definition, or understanding of the word “fall.”           ServiceScape Short Story Award Deadline Friday, November 30, 2018 Categories Crime/Thriller, Drama, Fantasy, Fiction, General, Horror, Mystery, Nonfiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult Prizes $1,000.00 USD Description For this writing award, any genre or theme of the short story is accepted. All applicants should submit their original unpublished work of short fiction or nonfiction, up to 5,000 words. Along with receiving an award for $1,000.00 USD, the winner will have his or her short story featured within our blog, which reaches thousands of readers per month. You can find more information on our short story writing contest at https://www.servicescape.com/short-story-award. Contact Information StephanieServiceScape Incorporatedsupport@ServiceScape.com Website https://www.servicescape.com/short-story-award       Third …

Creepy Short Stories Saturday

10.6.18 Hey there! I told you that there will be some creepy stories for this month did I not? All month and every Saturday. Here is three that I found from ThoughtCo. that might get your hairs on your neck to stand! Credit: ThoughtCo.  Who’s That Hiding in the Backseat? One night a woman went out for drinks with her girlfriends. She left the bar fairly late at night and started driving home on the deserted highway. She noticed a pair of headlights in her rear-view mirror, approaching at a pace just slightly quicker than hers. As the car pulled up behind her she glanced and saw the turn signal on—the car was going to pass—when suddenly it swerved back behind her, pulled up dangerously close to her tailgate, and flashed its lights. Now she was getting nervous. The lights dimmed for a moment and then the brights came back on and the car behind her surged forward. The frightened woman struggled to keep her eyes on the road. Finally, she turned onto the exit. …

Books to Read for Fall 2018

9. 20. 18 September 22, this Saturday will be the first day of Fall. Temperatures are starting to get a little cooler, well in some places, and it’s time to find some new books to read. Found this article titled The Top 20 Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2018, written by Ashley Johnson for Parade and there a few books I want to get. Take a look at this list of those books that are getting some attention. Parade’s pick of Anticipated books for Fall 2018 Credit source: Ashley Johnson for Parade  As the season begins to change and the temperatures cool down, a new season of books comes with it. From dark and magical YA novels to sweet romance and everything in between, these are the most anticipated books of fall. The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle Sabrina’s 30th birthday is surely cause for celebration in this new novel. Surrounded by her best friend, a few people from her past and, surprisingly, Audrey Hepburn, Sabrina is unsure of what to think of this seemingly magical …

Weeknd Update: NY ART BOOK FAIR

9. 8. 18 Hello Weekend! I live for them because you can rest and have time to enjoy the activities that the weekend offers. For example, the NY Art Book Fair that is coming later this month in where else? NYC. Below you can get a heads up on this event… Credit source: NY Art Book Fair   Printed Matter, Inc. presents THE NY ART BOOK FAIR September 21-23, 2018 Preview: Thursday, September 20, 6-9pm Purchase your preview ticket here. Printed Matter Members receive free entry to the preview. Please present your membership card at the door. To join as a Member, click here. Free entrance HOURS AND LOCATION Preview Thursday, September 20, 6-9pm (Ticketed) Friday, September  21, 1-7pm Saturday, September 22, 11am-9pm Sunday, September 23, 11am-7pm MoMA PS1 is located at 22-25 Jackson Avenue on 46th Avenue, Long Island City, NY. Exhibitor applications for the NY Art Book Fair 2018 are now closed. Printed Matter presents the thirteenth annual NY Art Book Fair, from September 21 – 23, 2018, at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens. The …

MidWeek Update: Conferences & Retreats in Literature

8. 22. 18 Wednesday. It’s time to catch up with some updates and we are diving into literature for some upcoming conferences and retreats. All thanks to AWP. Credit source: AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs) Idlewild Writers Retreat Pomfret, Connecticut, United States   DETAILS OCT 5 – OCT 8, 2018 Retreat SCHOLARSHIP: None Available CONTACT: Melissa Wyse EMAIL: info@idlewildarts.com WEBSITE: https://idlewildarts.com The Idlewild Writers Retreat offers writers creative space and community. Our retreat is held in the scenic Quiet Corner of Connecticut each autumn. Our 2018 retreat will be held October 5-8, with discounted early registration rates available. Our program offers creative time and space to write, along with opportunities to enjoy a community with fellow writers. Our retreat is held at a historic house (and former bed and breakfast), which offers beautiful spaces to write and to gather together, along with spacious accommodations. Writers will enjoy simple community meals sourced from local farms and markets, quiet time to engage with their own work, evening readings, workshops on mindfulness and creativity, and optional guided writing sessions. Our retreat is …

Weeknd Update: Residence Programs and Other Things Literature

7. 21. 18 Hello again! Just a few others things to remind you courtesy of Association of Writers & Writing Programs. I found some conferences and other neat things for those who want to work out their literary brains… Credit source: Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP)   Bookgardan: A Year’s Sustenance for Writers Keene, New York, United States A 12-month, low-residency book cultivation program of sustained individual mentorship and ongoing small-group interaction online, bracketed by two week-long residencies. Bring your book project to full fruition in Bookgardan, a year-long program of intensive, one-on-one literary mentorship and supportive camaraderie with an intimate cohort of fellow writers, featuring monthly manuscript assessments and online craft lessons, beginning and ending with two week-long fall residencies at Craigardan, a mountainside retreat for artists, makers & thinkers in the majestic Adirondacks of upstate New York. Led by internationally acclaimed novelist & teacher of writers Kate Moses (Wintering: A Novel of Sylvia Plath), a founding senior editor & staff writer at Salon and former senior acquisitions editor at North Point …

MidWeek Updates: Emojis, Conference, Exhibition, A Writing Contest, & Photography Workshop

6. 11. 18 Hi! Hope everyone enjoyed their 4th of July vacation. Of course, for me it really wasn’t a vacation…anyway I’m packing a lot of things into this post today. Here are a few things I found…you might want to mark these on your calendar… Credit source: emails For more information click here.       From the Frieze Academy… Designing spaces to show, make and live with art We’re delighted to announce the return of the Frieze Academy Art & Architecture Conference on Tuesday 2 October, from 11am-4.30pm, at The Royal Institution in London. This year, we welcome leading international architects, artists and critics including Shigeru Ban, Jamie Fobert, Ellen van Loon (OMA), Richard Rogers, Christopher Kulendran Thomas, Kulapat Yantrasast (wHY) and Andrea Zittel (A-Z West) to consider how the form and function of cultural institutions are evolving and reassess how and where we live. It is a must-attend event for anyone looking to commission architecture, or anyone curious about how artists and curators envision architecture for art. Take advantage now of our early bird tickets and save £100! Offer ends on 22 July. Early Bird Tickets | Read More​ Image: Mt Fuji World …

MidWeek Scene: Summer Reads for 2018

6. 13. 18 Hello all! Spring is ending soon and Summer is pretty much around the corner so I’ve been rummaging around looking for the latest books to read for the Summer of 2018. According to Melanie Yates for http://www.bestproducts.com, here are the 50 Best Summer Reading Books for 2018, but for this post, there will be only 20 or less… Credit source: Best Products                                                                                                                     I did say 20 and here you have 20 of the 50 best. To read the rest of the article to IT’S BEACH-READ SEASON! SEE WHAT BOOKS FOR SUMMER MADE OUR LIST THIS YEAR by Melanie Yates.   Image source: http://www.bestproducts.com