All posts tagged: Scene Weekend

Essay Short: The Art of Fashion

August 13 / 16 Something new is added to Shadowbox. Essay Short. This is where Shadowbox conducts a short essay on a subject. Today that subject is fashion.   Is fashion art? That’s not only a typical question, but it’s a good question. I wasn’t sure of this at first. I always thought of fashion as the models on catwalks wearing the latest clothes, at a ridiculous price. I never thought about how the lines create a silhouette or an illusion to make a simple fabric to create a one of a kind piece. I didn’t think of this till several years ago. That is when you look at the illustrations from the designers. Just like artists, designers get their inspirations from all places. They come up with patterns, colors, and then once they have the illustration in place, they add the fabric and textures. Well they do have people to help them with that.     The art work of fashion is just as precise and detailed as a painting or sculpture. They take the …

Scene Weekend: Late Summer Music Festivals / August 2016

August 13 / 16 Hey…..ahhh the weekend is here. It’s time for Scene Weekend. At this point, summer will be going out soon, so I found several music festivals that will get you into the late summer mood. (cred: music festival wizard) Philadelphia Folk Festival 2016 / Upper Salford Township, PA / August 18-21, 2016 Camp Barefoot 2016 / Elkins, WV /August 18-20, 2016 Hoxeyville 2016 / Wellston, MI /August 19-21, 2016 Folks Festival 2016 / Lyons, CO /August 19-21, 2016 MAHA Music Festival 2016 /Omaha, NE /August 20, 2016 Breakaway 2016 / Columbus, OH /August 26-27, 2016 Imagine Festival 2016 / Atlanta, GA /August 26-28, 2016 FYF Fest 2016 / Los Angeles, CA /August 27-28, 2016 Psycho Las Vegas 2016 / Las Vegas, NV /August 26-28, 2016 Ohana Festival 2016 / Dana Point, CA /August 27-28, 2016 Project Pabst 2016 / Portland, OR /August 26-28, 2016 Afropunk 2016 / Brooklyn, NY /August 27-28, 2016 Burning Man 2016 / Black Rock Desert, NV /August 28- September 5, 2016   If you live in or near the area, you might want to check these music festivals out. For more information, click on the green.                 featured …

Scene Weekend: 2017 AWP Conference & Bookfair

July 30 / 16 Hello and Good Afternoon! I did say that I will get information about the 2017 AWP Conference & Bookfair and this is what I’ve found so far…… (cred: Association of Writers & Writing Programs 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 2016 conference featured over 2,000 presenters and 550 readings, panels, and craft lectures. The book fair 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 Washington, DC, in 2017 to celebrate the best of what contemporary literature has to offer. 2017 AWP Conference & Bookfair Washington Convention Center & Washington Marriott Marquis February 8 – 11, 2017 Celebrating AWP’s 50th anniversary! Key Dates May 1, 2016: Deadline for #AWP17 Washington, …

Scene Weekend: Dogfish Head Poetry Prize

July 2 / 16 Evening all. For the literary people, I just recently found this piece of information, you may be interested to read this……. Dogfish Head Poetry Prize Prize: $500, two cases of Dogfish Head beer, 10 copies of published manuscript Judges: Baron Wormser, Carol Frost, Jan Beatty Description: Annual poetry prize for fill length manuscript awarded by Dogfish Head Crafted Brew Ales. A prize of $500, publication by Broadkill River Press and two cases of Dogfish Head beer will be given annually for a poetry collection written by a poet living in the Mid-Atlantic states of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, or Washington, D.C. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 78 pages between May 15 and August 15. There is no entry fee. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines. Dogfish Head Poetry Prize, c/o Broadkill River Press, P.O. Box 63, Milton, DE 19963 http://www.thebroadkillriverpress.com Linda Blaskey, contest coördinator, contact.dogfishheadpoetryprize@earthlink.net Entry Fee: $0 Website: thebroadkillriverpress.com Deadline: August 15, 2016   Again, I just found this …

Scene Weekend: Call for Entries….Literary Awards….Workshop

June 18 / 16 Hello…..just a small and short post today. Pull your pins or pencils out literary peeps, this post is just for you!   Call for entries: 2017 Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards and Masters Workshop Fiction, non-fiction and poetry entries are now being accepted for the fifth annual writing competition, which offers more than $5,000 in prize money. In addition to the cash prizes, first-thought third-place winners in each category receive scholarships to the March 13-14, 2017, Masters Workshop at the University of Arizona Poetry Center. The top 50 entrants are invited to attend the workshop, the faculty for which is drawn from the Festival’s presenting authors. Past faculty members have included Ann Hood, Joshua Mohr, Larry Watson, and Luis Alberto Urrea. Deadline for entries is 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31. For more information and to submit an entry, go to the TucsonFestivalofBooks.org 2017 Tucson Festival of Books / March 11-12 / University of Arizona campus If your interested, just go the the website. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and …

Scene Weekend: Writers Conference & Workshop

June 4 / 16 Hey there! It’s been awhile since Shadowbox has put anything on literature, but I always find something in that department. (cred: AWP) Hampton Roads Writers Eighth Annual Writers’ Conference Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States HRW’s Eighth Annual Writers’ Conference, which takes place Sept. 15 – 17, 2016 at the Virginia Beach/Norfolk Conference center, Holiday Inn Hotel, Virginia Beach, VA, offers outstanding opportunities to network, improve your craft and marketing skills, and pitch work to agents. 1 evening plus 2 full days of workshops, 2 best-selling key notes, 2 first ten-lines critique sessions, 50 workshops during 10 breakout sessions, ten-minute agent pitches, NO-FEE, cash-prize contests for short fiction, short non-fiction, and poetry, FREE 90-minute networking social with food and drink, and evening 2-hr open mic session. Optional conference features include: first 10-pages manuscript review. Workshops cover fiction, nonfiction, memoir, poetry, screenwriting, and the business of getting published. A book shop, book signings, and many networking opportunities will be available. Vendor tables available. Tuition includes lunch on Friday and Saturday, all-day beverage service …

More Scene Weekend: Smithsonian’s 14 Annual Photo Contest

May 21 / 16 I told you I find you something great…..Do you have what it takes to create an award-winning photograph? If you do you might want to see what the Smithsonian is up to……. (cred: Smithsonian) Photo Contest Rules Term: Smithsonian.com’s 14th Annual Photo Contest begins March 22, 2016, and ends November 30, 2016, at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST). By submitting an entry, each contestant agrees to the rules of the contest and states that he or she is 18 years old or older. Who may enter: The Grand Prize, Readers’ Choice prize, Natural World, Travel, People, The American Experience and Mobile category prizes are open to photographers who are 18 years old or older. The Sustainable Travel category prize, made possible through the support of United Eco-Skies, is restricted to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Colombia. Individuals affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution, including employees, emeriti, Regents, trustees, interns, volunteers, fellows, research associates and their immediate families (children, siblings and spouses), and employees of United Airlines, Inc. (Sponsor), …

Scene Weekend: Looking to MoMA Film

May 21 / 16 Hey there! I found some great things to share with you today. First off MoMA has some films you might want to see…. (cred: MoMA) MoMA FILM Universal Pictures: Restorations and Rediscoveries, 1928–1937 Through June 15 Founded in 1912, Universal Pictures remains among the powerhouses of the American entertainment industry. This series focuses on one segment of the studio’s rich history, Carl Laemmle, Jr., the sophisticated, ambitious, risk-taking head of production, gambled the studio’s finances on a series of challenging projects—and eventually lost. Highlights include the revival premiere of the 1930 musical King of Jazz, shown in its full-length, two-color Technicolor version. SEE MORE Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet Through June 6 “Straub-Huillet…are cinema’s conscience—an antidote to all the junk movies you’ve ever seen.” –J. Hoberman, The New York Times MoMA presents the first complete North American retrospective of the films of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet, who together formed one of the most intense, challenging, and controversial collaborations in the history of cinema. SEE MORE Modern Matinees: Fifteen by Otto …