NEWS AND NOTES from PoetsWest
Updated April 27, 2013
UW PROFESSIONAL & CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Choose Your Writing Program
If you have questions about your eligibility for any of these programs, please give us a call at 888-469-6499. Additional information is available at http://www.pce.uw.edu
The UW Educational Outreach has a Twitter presence at http://Twitter.com. Follow “UW_ContinuingEd”.
Art Song Lab, founded by composer Michael Park and poet, Ray Hsu, is part of the Vancouver International Song Institute Composers are paired with poets to create new art songs as. Six poets/writers will have the opportunity to have their poem made into a song by two different composers. The week-long program from June 2-7, 2013 rehearses and workshops the new songs, features public performances, opportunities for poets to network with composers and other poets, and an in-depth exploration of how the poet, composer, and audience interpret the poems. They are looking to contact as many writers as possible. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Playing for Change http://www.playingforchange.com/. These are live recordings by more than 100 singers and musicians from around the world in songs for peace. A small film crew traveled to Native American reservations, Africa, the Himalayas, Europe, Russia, Middle East, India, Nepal, and elsewhere to find and record the musicians. Roger Ridley, Grandpa Elliott and others in “Stand by Me” will steal your heart. More songs with Bono, Bob Marley, Clayton Gibb, and so many others. Check it out! Their CD/DVD combo is a bargain.
Dan Oestreich of Oestreich Associates Weblog devoted to leadership topics called Unfolding Leadership (http://www.unfoldingleadership.com/blog). I am soliciting original poems from people who might like to submit their material. See guidelines at http://www.unfoldingleadership.com/blog/?page_id=426. Please also see this page http://www.unfoldingleadership.com/blog/?page_id=98 where poems are displayed permanently.
The Nature of Words (NOW), Central Oregon's premier literary organization
The Nature of Words also needs your support! This annual literary festival depends on the generous sponsors and donors who value the literary arts and their contribution to the quality of life in Central Oregon. Your contribution in any amount will help to ensure The Nature of Words offers opportunities for readers, writers, young writers, and anyone who enjoys great literature. Donating is easy. You can mail a check to The Nature of Words, PO Box 56, Bend OR 97709 or donate via the PayPal link on our website.
Reed College in Portland OR
Call for submissions to Page Boy Magazine by Thomas Walton
Call for poems: protestpoems.org
We accept poems previously published on paper, if you hold the copyright. We don’t accept poems currently or previously published online (including blogs). We publish a poet only once a year. If your poem deals with a specific call for action or specific person, let us know.
The Northwest Author Series, is sponsored by the Wilsonville Public Library, Wilsonville Arts & Culture Council & Friends of the Wilsonville Library. See blog for more information about NAS authors at http://northwestauthorseries.wordpress.com/. Hosted by Christina Katz email@example.com. If you'd like to apply as a presenter for 08/09, please e-mail Christina Katz. Mailing address: Northwest Author Series / PO Box 1354 / Wilsonville OR 97070.
News from the Mukilteo Arts Guild:
Mukilteo Arts Guild and city of Mukilteo sponsor a number of activities.
Nye Beach Writers' Series
Willamette Writers monthly meetings are held each First Tuesday in the McEntee Room at the Newport Public Library in Newport, Oregon from 7-8:30 p.m. Admission is free. The Writers-on-Writing series is also sponsored by the Newport Public Library and the Sylvia Beach Hotel. Contacts: Sue Lick, 541.867.4692, firstname.lastname@example.org; Dorothy Blackcrow Mack, 541.765.2383, email@example.com; www.willamettewriters.com.
The Pongo Teen Writing Project is a therapeutic poetry project that sends teams of trained volunteers into sites such as the state psychiatric hospital and juvenile detention. We particularly seek out teens who have difficulty expressing themselves. Sadly, a consistent theme in the teens' poetry is early childhood trauma, such as abandonment, abuse, and neglect. But, even though the teens often express profound emotional struggles, their writing is also a joyful and healing process. See their web site www.pongoteenwriting.org.
The International Poetry Museum in San Francisco wants to create a facility that will illuminate the universality and diversity of world poetry, with equal emphasis being given to the ancient heritage of folk poetry as well as contemporary international work. Its Poetry Library accepts donations of poems, books and subscriptions to The National Poetry Assoc. 934 Brannan St., San Francisco CA 94911. Check out its web site http://www.internationalpoetrymuseum.org.
Field’s End Winter Writing Classes
Spalding University of Louisville, KY, offers a two-year brief-residency Master of Fine Arts in Writing Program with concentrations in poetry and five other areas of writing. Each semester begins with a 10-day residency of workshops, lectures, classes, and readings, followed by an at-home semester of individualized study with a faculty mentor by correspondence. Poetry faculty include Molly Peacock, Greg Pape, Rane Arroyo, Barbara Hamby, Debra Kang Dean, Richard Cecil, Maureen Morehaed, and Kathleen Driskell. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-896-8941x2423.
THE WARS GO ON (and so does poetsagainstthewar.org).
Mountain Writers Series Upcoming Readings & Events
SEATTLE FREE LANCES, a social and professional networking group, is one of the oldest associations in Seattle for published writers of the Northwest. They meet the first Tuesday of each month (September-June) at 5:30 p.m. at the Lake City Elks Club, 14540 Lake City Way NE, Seattle WA. For membership information and application form, call 206.363.3832 or email email@example.com.
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