All posts tagged: Wednesday Scene

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 Advertisements

MidWeek Update: NCWN 2018 Squire Summer Writing Workshops & Killer Nashville International Writers’ Conference 2018

6. 6. 18 Hey! Literature peeps this is just for you… Credit source: The Writer   NCWN 2018 Squire Summer Writing Workshops Date Thursday, July 19, 2018 – Sunday, July 22, 2018 Categories Children’s, Essay, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Journalism, Mystery, Nonfiction, Poetry, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult Location North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC Admission Fees Varies Description The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as panels, readings, and open mics. The faculty includes fiction writer Elaine Neil Orr, nonfiction writer Paul Cuadros, and editor Rob Greene (Raleigh Review). Attendees will study one genre with one instructor over the course of the weekend. Registrants should be ready to handle the intense atmosphere of the workshops. Contact Information Charles Fiore Charles@ncwriters.org Website http://www.ncwriters.org       Killer Nashville International Writers’ Conference 2018 Date Thursday, August 23, 2018 – Sunday, August 26, 2018 Categories Children’s, Crime/Thriller, Drama, Essay, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Journalism, Mystery, Nonfiction, Personal Journals, Plays, Poetry, Romance, Science Fiction, Screenwriting, Young Adult Location Franklin Tennessee – just south of Nashville Admission Fees $379 for Early Registration (deadline June 1, 2018) →$399 Regular Registration (deadline August 23, 2018) ← Discounts and scholarships are available. Please see website for details. …

MidWeek Scene: Calling All Artists & Photographers!

6. 6. 18 Hello everyone! Hump Wednesday is here and its time for some midweek updates. This is for artists and photographers who would love to let people see their works in motion. Here some competitions or exhibitions, courtesy of Art Show that may interest you. Credit source: http://www.artshow.com   52nd National Mother Lode Art Exhibition The Placerville Arts Association announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, August 5-19, 2018 at the Placerville Shakespeare Club in Placerville, California. Anticipated $4,000 in cash, gift certificates, and merchandise. Juror: Frank Ordaz. Open to artists 18 years and older. Media: watercolor, oil, acrylic, alkyd, pastel, pen and ink, pencil, charcoal, collage, photography, digital imagery, mixed media, and 3D. Work must be original, less than three years old and not shown previously at a Mother Lode Show. No prints, copies, or reproductions will be accepted. $40 for up to 2 entries; $10 for each additional entry. Entry fees are nonrefundable. Deadline: June 18, 2018 (until midnight Pacific time). More info. Contact: email or call 530-621-2468.           …

Wednz Scene: Music Workshops for the Adults

May 16 / 18 Hello! Have you ever decided that you were going to attend a workshop? Any type of workshop, but for adults? Well here’s your opportunity. Found a few here, courtesy of Interlochen Center of the Arts. Located in Interlochen Michigan, the center provides art education programs for children and adults. Credit source: Interlochen Center for the Arts Lecture: The Life and Music of Leonard Bernstein Join Interlochen Public Radio’s classical music host Amanda Sewell for a look the career of Leonard Bernstein. Friday, June 15, 2018, and Sunday, July 15, 2018 Registration Fee: $20 Join Interlochen Public Radio’s classical music host Amanda Sewell for a look at the career of Leonard Bernstein. Composer, conductor, pianist, and educator, Bernstein was one of the most prominent figures in classical music during the 20th century. This course will survey Bernstein’s life and career, including the Young People’s Concerts, his Charles Elliot Norton lectures at Harvard, his long tenure with the New York Philharmonic, his professional and personal relationships, and some of his most-loved music, including Candide and …

Wednz Scene: Inflatable Expanding Works of Art & FAWC Events & Exhibitions

May 9 / 18 Hello everybody! It’s Hump Day Wednesday and it’s time to see the who, what, and where creativity is if that makes sense. Here’s what’s happening… Credit Source: Exploratorium   INFLATABLE: EXPANDING WORKS OF ART MAY 26–SEPTEMBER 3, 2018 Exploratorium, Pier 15 (Embarcadero at Green Street) Step inside and wonder at gigantic, fantastical air-filled artworks at Inflatable. Spread across our indoor and outdoor galleries, these ephemeral sculptures include otherworldly organisms by Jason Hackenwerth and Shih Chieh Huang, a forest of cushiony columns by Jimmy Kuehnle, an inflatable insect-eye room from Pneuhaus, and Amanda Parer’s monumental humanoid figures peeking around corners. Fueled by the whimsy and lightness of balloons, the artists of Inflatable have infused their creations with a technology, scale, and creative complexity that expands our vision of what contemporary art can look like. Inflatable was curated by Christopher Jobson, founder, and editor-in-chief of Colossal. ARTISTS: AMANDA PARER JASON HACKENWERTH JIMMY KUEHNLE PNEUHAUS SHIH CHIEH HUANG To get tickets, click here.   FAWC Events & Exhibitions Credit Source: Fine Art Works Center in Provincetown   If you’re in the area, these events and exhibitions may …

Wednz Scene: Upcoming Gaming Conventions for Summer 2018

April 25 / 18 Hello again…Just a last minute post for gaming conventions coming this Summer. Here are a few for those of you who hard on gamers… Credit source: Digital Trends Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) When: June 12 to 14 (but really June 8 to 15) Where: Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles   San Diego Comic-Con When: July 19 to 22 Where: San Diego Convention Center, San Diego   Gamescom When: August 21 to 25 Where: Cologne Exhibition Center, Cologne, Germany   QuakeCon When: August (TBA) Where: Dallas (venue TBA)   I will post more for the coming Fall season. Enjoy your Wednesday and Thursday, be blessed!   Image source: PixelsTalk.Net

Wednz Scene: Americans for the Arts Convention-Denver, CO

April 25 / 18 Hello…Hump, Hump, Hump Day Wednesday. Have two things to pass along. First Americans for the Arts. Who are Americans for the Arts? It’s an organization “whose mission is to build recognition and support for the extraordinary and dynamic value of the arts and to lead, serve, and advance the diverse networks of organizations and individuals who cultivate the arts in America”. I got that from their web page. Read about this organization not too long ago and have been following up on this since. Advocate, Research, Connect, and Lead. They are having a convention in Denver, Colorado in June of this year. Here are some details… Credit source: Americans for the Arts Join us for the 2018 Americans for the Arts Annual Convention in Denver, CO! On June 14-17, arts and community leaders from across the country will discuss pressing issues around public art, community development, education, advocacy, and equity. WE COME TOGETHER TO MAKE OUR COMMUNITIES STRONGER THROUGH THE ARTS. For more than 60 years, the Americans for the Arts Annual Convention …

Wednz Scene: Writing Contests

April 18 / 18 Hello everyone…it’s Wednesday and looks like this month is halfway over. Hard to believe, but it’s happening. I’m always searching for contests to share with y’all and if there are writers out there who would love to put their story or poetry out there, here is your chance. Thanks to The Writer, they have contests you can enter to get your work noticed. Credit source: The Writer Write a 2,000-word fictional short story using any nuance, definition, or understanding of the word “change.” Deadline: May 15th, 2018 Grand prize: $1,000 and publication in our magazine Word count: 2,000 words or less Other prizes: Our second-place winner will receive $500 and publication on our website, writermag.com; our third-place winner will receive $250 and publication on writermag.com as well. Not the writing contest for you? Sign up for our newsletter to be the first to hear when we launch a new one.     2018 Nightjar Review Poetry Contest Deadline Monday, April 30, 2018 Categories General, Poetry Entry Fees Submit 1 poem for $6, or 3 poems for $15. No …