A New Reading Series Celebrating Virginia Women, Woman-Identifying, Genderfluid, Genderqueer, & Nonbinary-Identifying Writers
Womxn at Red Door 104: Words and Art, created to celebrate Virginia womxn writers, is a partnership between Creative Writing at Longwood University and Red Door 104, a unique gallery and art learning center owned and operated by the tireless and talented Audrey Sullivan, in historic downtown Farmville,Virginia.
The series will consist of two events annually:
- A reading and reception in April 2020, with two featured readers and five cameo readers.
- All selected readers will then also have the unique and exciting experience of having visual art created by central Virginia artists in response to their submitted work. This art will be revealed in a second event, an art opening at Red Door 104 the following October.
The first Womxn at Red Door 104 reading will take place from 2-4 pm on Saturday, April 4, 2020. The art opening will take place in October 2020, date tba.
Selected writers must be available to read in person, and should be willing to attend both events.
Believing that artists should be compensated when possible, we will award all selected readers a small token honorarium.
Please submit writing samples, as detailed below, along with a 50-75 word bio, via Submittable.
Submissions are limited to current Virginia residents.
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30 June 2019
My focus in studying Anthropology was cross-cultural perspectives of religions, with a specific eye toward where the origin of Christianity intersected with Judaism. I am not a Biblical scholar, but I know a little.
Thinking on how many times the Christian Bible has been translated, rewritten, revised. Looking to the Old Testament, even the major religions can’t agree on how many books should be included. The Jews have 24 books, the Protestants 39, the Catholics 46, and the Eastern Orthodox have 51. And contemporary scholars believe there are between 300,000 and 400,000 different versions of the New Testament. There are more different versions of the New Testament than there are words in it.
Make art about what’s lost in translation.
28 June 2019
“Star Child, list where you may. That heart’a yours will show the way.” -John Little Bear Eaton
Make art about a star child, about the emotional intelligence of star children.
28 June 2019
Make art about underappreciated, unsung, nobility.
K’in: A Literary Journal Celebrating the Range and Diversity of Voices Under Our One Sun
Experimental, traditional, playful, prayerful, celebratory, challenging: human—try us. Show us a new way to tell one of the millions of stories under that glorious sun.
Submission Details Here!
27 June 2019
Make art about battling misogyny.
26 June 2019
Make art about false prophets, about so-called religious leaders who don’t embody the values of the faith they proclaim.
15 June 2019
“All cruelty springs from weakness.” ―
Make art about how kindness, compassion tenderness, are the real strengths.