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New Reading Series for Virginia Womxn Writers! Please Share!

Please share with your Virginia writing community! Thanks!
 
Womxn at Red Door 104: Words and Art
 
a new reading series 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. Submissions are limited to current Virginia residents.
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A Special Call for Submissions! A New Reading Series! Womxn at Red Door 104!

A Reading Series Celebrating Virginia Women, Woman-Identifying, Genderfluid, Genderqueer, & Nonbinary-Identifying Writers

Womxn at Red Door 104: Words and Art, a new reading series 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.

Submissions open 1 July 2019.  Submit writing samples and a 50-75 word bio via Submittable.  Submissions are limited to current Virginia residents.

For more details, see our website here!

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Daily Prompt Catch-Up! Porches, and Pictures, and Plans–Oh My!

 

 

13 May 2016

Headed off to teach a weekend Promptathon workshop at The Porches Writing Retreat 🙂

Make art about porches.

upper porch

 

14 May 2016

Saturday morning at The Porches Writing Retreat, and we’re working on Voices.

Make art about the voice you hear down in the hall.

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15 May 2016

I have a habit of collecting discarded photographs in thrift stores, those precious memories sold in estate sales, so many beautiful faces, so many voices, so many stories.

other people's pictures

Make art about other people’s pictures.

 

16 May 2016

Had some sweet winged company.

A luna moth emerges from its cocoon with not long for this earth. The average lifespan is a week, during which time they have no means to eat (no mouths). Their week (and life) goal is simple: to reproduce. To make love, the strongest of human emotions.

Many observers believe this to be a reminder of the importance of love in our short time on this earth. Live and love to the fullest and enjoy every experience that gets thrown your way. 

Make art about Loving fully in the moment. 

 

luna moth

 

 

17 May 2016 

Okay, so the garden’s cleaned up and turned over, but it’s pouring cold hard rain outside. So I guess I’m sewing, instead of planting today.

Make art about having your plans thwarted.

hard rain

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