"This work is unlike any other, in its range of rich, conjuring imagery and its dexterity, its smart voice. Carroll-Hackett doesn’t spare us—but doesn’t save us—she draws a blueprint of power and class with her unflinching pivot: matter-of-fact and tender." —Jan Beatty

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Daily Prompt Love <3 Nonviolence

15 January 2018

“The non-violent resistor not only avoids external, physical violence, but he avoids internal violence of spirit. He not only refuses to shoot his opponent, but he refuses to hate him….”-Martin Luther King, Jr. 
Make art about nonviolence, about avoiding “internal violence of the spirit.” 

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Friday Call For Submissions Love <3 Broadsided Press Seeking Ekphrastic Writing

Ekphrastic Writing Wanted

Bearing Arms:  Responding to Guns in American Culture

Deadline: December 27, 2017

Fee: $3

From their call: 

“We have, according to the constitution, the right “to keep and bear arms” in the United States.  But how, in the wake of Las Vegas, Pulse, Sandy Hook, Trayvon Martin, and other abuses of firearms—by citizens and in some cases by those trained to protect and serve—do we bear that right?  How do we bear it?

At Broadsided, we believe that art and literature belong in our daily lives. They inspire and demonstrate the vitality and depth of our connection with the world. We had to speak out—we had to make a space for you to speak out—on this issue…

We now ask you to respond with words.  Below are six works of visual art.  When you submit your writing, be sure to be clear as to which piece you are responding.

GUIDELINES: Our general guidelines for length apply.  There is a special button on Submittable for this feature.  The form asks you to indicate which artwork you are responding to.  If you respond to multiple pieces, please make sure the correlation is clear on your submission itself. Because poem and image will be presented together as a broadside, we are most interested in writing that opens new engagements with the art….”

To view the Visual Art and Get Full Submission Details, visit HERE 

Submit HERE

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What Does Peace Mean To You? Share it with us on PEACE VINES!

What Does Peace Mean To You?

I’ve posted recently about a new project about which I’m very excited: the Central Virginia Chapter of Writing For Peace, a local outreach of the national organization Writing For Peace.

Our first official chapter project is underway! But we need your help! 

Submission Guidelines for Peace Vines

In many conversations about Writing for Peace, we’ve learned that people limit their definition of the word peace to its association with war. The many beautiful and varied ways we can define peace, as individuals or in the many groups, cultures, etc., to which we belong, too often get lost in the shadow of war versus peace. So we want to hear from as many people as possible, discussing what peace means to them personally.

Being curated by Brigid Hokana, Peace Vines will be a Youtube Channel featuring these short videos, with the hope of opening up the discussion of what peace can mean, and why it matters so much to all of us.

If you’re interested in submitting a video for inclusion in Peace Vines, please visit our Current Projects Page for submission details. 

We can’t wait to hear from you. Peace. 

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Start a Chapter of Writing For Peace Where You Are!

Growing the mission of Writing For Peace–promoting empathy & peaceful activism through creative writing– here at home, in our own region, the inaugural chapter of Writing For Peace has begun here in Central Virginia. 
Writers of all kinds, community activists, & supporters of the arts coming together to use our skills to better our communities!
Start a chapter to benefit your community! Join us in moving toward a more peaceful world–for everyone!
 
Find Out How Here! 
 
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Heart Work <3 Central Virginia Chapter of Writing for Peace <3 Join Us As We Work Toward a More Peaceful World

So as busy as this fall semester has been, I’ve joined with some amazing people in two projects that pretty much embody two principles dominating my heart:
❤ K’in, the journal I’ve founded, making space for diverse, marginalized, and underrepresented voices, and ❤
❤ A new venture connected to Writing for Peace, an organization that means so much to me. I’ve been collaborating with an outstanding group of people to build on the amazing vision of Carmel Mawle, the work that Andrea Slack Doray, as our president carries on, in the mission of Writing for Peace. in the creation of the Central Virginia Chapter of Writing for Peace ❤
 
We’re still in the building process, but we have a home for the chapter, and we want to invite you to join us, as we work toward promoting empathy and peaceful activism in our communities. Our hope is that writers, and activists, and all kinds of supporters of the arts will come together in other places to form chapters of their own, so that we can work together creating a more peaceful world–for everyone.
 
So excited to be sharing this with y’all! ❤
 
Please visit the inaugural regional chapter of Writing for Peace: 

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