All posts tagged: Weekend Scene

Wknd Scene: American Black Film Festival 2018

6. 2. 18 Last post for today. I’m glad that I found this and I wish I could go, well maybe next year! The American Black  Film Festival 2018 will be held in Miami Florida. Got the short detailed description and ticket information below… Credit source: American Black Film Festival    AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL 2018 JUNE 13 – 17, 2018 MIAMI FLORIDA Overview of the festival… ABFF® OVERVIEW The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) is an annual event dedicated to showcasing quality film and television content by and about people of African descent. Founded by Jeff Friday, it supports emerging artists to foster a wider range of images, stories, and storytellers represented in the entertainment industry. The ABFF is committed to the belief that Black artists deserve the same opportunities as their mainstream counterparts, and is recognized as a vital pipeline for Black talent in front of and behind the camera. Annually held during the month of June, the festival is comprised of five action-packed days of films, engaging panels, networking events and more…from the star-studded opening …

Wknd Update: 2019 Sony World Photography Awards

6. 2. 18 It’s going to be a busy Saturday! The Sony World Photography Awards are back! For those of you who are professional or amateur photographers, this is right for you. Here is a short detailed information about the competition. Credit source: Sony World Photography Awards   2019 Sony World Photography Awards A 12-year partnership with Sony bringing you one of the world’s leading photography competitions   The Sony World Photography Awards is one of the most celebrated and diverse photography competitions in the world. Now in its 12th year, our goal is to showcase the best contemporary photography worldwide.  The Awards are free to enter and open to all levels of photographer, from emerging 12-19-year-olds, enthusiastic hobbyists, and students, to established professionals. There is a competition and a category for everyone, from Architecture, Documentary, Landscape, Portraiture, Sports, Street Photography, Wildlife, Travel, Culture, and more. All images are judged by leading industry experts, who come together each year in London to decide the best images. A total prize fund of $30,000 (USD) plus the …

Wknd Scene: Writing Contest…

May 12 / 18 Don’t get mad, but this just came into my radar. Are you able to write a short story in let’s say in two days?  The Writer has another contest for those who can throw down a short story. Read below for details… 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,; our third-place winner will receive $250 and publication on as well. I know, I know…it’s short notice, but if you can write 2,000 words with the understanding of the word “change”, you may want to enter!   Image source: The Writer & Tweed Editing

Wknd Scene: The Dean Collection 20 St(art)ups

May 12 / 18 Hey everybody! It’s been quiet for the past few days since Wednesday, but today is different. I found this on Shadowboxerinc’s Instagram feed Thursday and this is an incredible opportunity for those who are willing to make it in the art world. Hip-hop recording artist, producer, and husband of Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz is giving out $5,000…yes you read right…$5,000 to 20 different artists so they can put their own art shows. Here are the details… Credit source: The Dean Collection     We want to give 20 artists around the world $5,000each, to throw their own art show, and let them keep 100% of the sales. Any medium. Any theme. The Dean Collection, founded by Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean and Alicia Keys, is a contemporary, family art collection focused on the support of living artists. In addition to being custodians of great artworks, TDC develops platforms that encourage progress in all facets of artistic practice. Following the success of No Commission, the art and music fair held in three continents worldwide, TDC presents …

Wknd Scene: Santa Barbara Writers Conference

April 28 / 18 Hello! The final weekend of April has come. The Santa Barbara Writers Conference is coming in June of this year. For those of you who may find this interesting, you still have a chance of registering. Here are the details from their website… Credit source: Santa Barbara Writers Santa Barbara Writers Conference June 17-22, 2018 Improve your craft • Find your tribe • Make lifelong connections Since 1972 writers from around the world have gathered each June at the Santa Barbara Writers Conference to rub elbows with fellow storytellers, celebrate well-known authors, and network with publishing professionals.  Join us beachside for an intensive, weeklong experience dedicated to the craft of writing. Workshops cover literary fiction, mystery, sci-fi, memoir, creative nonfiction, travel writing, poetry, screenwriting, and marketing. The June 17-22, 2018 conference includes: 5 full days of workshops led by 36 talented teachers 5 keynote presentations by successful authors Afternoon speakers and panel discussions Book signings with author-speakers Opening Night Banquet Poolside Cocktail Reception Awards Banquet Optional one-on-one manuscript consultations Registration for appointments …

Weeknd Scene: Coachella 2018

April 14 / 18 Hello all! The weekend is here and Coachella has returned. The music and arts festival just started yesterday and you have until April 22. If you live in the area and want to hear some great music, Coachella is the place. Beyonce, Lion Babe, Eminem, and more are performing. Below are just some small details… Credit source: Coachella   If you’re not able to attend, you can follow up on their live YouTube channel. You can also follow up on their Instagram, Tumblr, and Snapchat account also on their site. There is also an app, yes an app. Location is Indio, California. The dates are April 13-15, 2018 and April 20-22, 2018. To get even more information about passes and other great stuff, go to For those who are going, be safe and have a great time!   Image source: Twitter and Consequence of Sound

Weeknd Scene: Swann Auction Galleries

March 31 / 18 Hello…Remember when I mentioned deep pockets? Well for those who have a lot of money to burn, then maybe you would like to spend money on some great African-American art! The Swann Auction Galleries are being held in the next few days. Previews have started today. Here is a detailed look… Credit source: Swann Auction Galleries   Apr 5, 2018, at 2:30 pm Preview Dates Sat, Mar 31, 12-5 Mon, Apr 2, 10-6 Tue, Apr 3, 10-6 Wed, Apr 4, 10-6 Thu, Apr 5, 10-12 To view the catalog, click here. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, be blessed. Happy Easter!     Image source: Swann Auction Galleries & unknown

Weeknd Scene: Future AWP Conference Dates

March 24 / 18 Hello…the AWP or (Association of Writers & Writing Programs) Conference & Bookfair  2018 has passed, but don’t worry, found future dates and places for the next few events. Credit Source: AWP   Future Conferences Portland, Oregon March 27–30, 2019 | Oregon Convention Center San Antonio, Texas March 4–7, 2020 | Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center Kansas City, Missouri March 3–6, 2021 | Kansas City Convention Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania March 23–26, 2022 | Pennsylvania Convention Center   Conference Queries Registration 301-226-9716 Conference Events 301-226-9711 There will be more to add soon. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Be blessed always. Image source: Unknown