Submissions Open July 1st!
Womxn at Red Door 104: Words & Art
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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23 March 2019
Make art about feeling exposed, or about coming to terms with your own vulnerability.
19 March 2019
Make art about what you found hidden in an old book.
2 March 2019
Make art about the machine, about the spirit in the machine, about the magical machines we inhabit.
Image by Comfreak on Pixabay
27 February 2019
Make art about what’s broken and beautiful, about beautiful versions of brokenness.
18 February 2019
There is blood, there, he says
Blood here too, down here, she says
Only blood, the Blood Mother sings – Juan Felipe Herrera
Make art about what the blood remembers.
8 February 2018
I tell my students that writers don’t write because they have answers; they write because they have questions.
Make a list of your questions, what you wish you could ask other people, friends, family, what you want to ask the world. If you could spray paint a single question on a public wall in ten foot tall letters, what would that question be?
Make art inspired by or composed of your questions.
9 February 2018
Self talk can be a major force for healing.
Make art about having that much needed conversation with yourself, that self-dialogue you’ve put off for too long.
7 January 2018
Woke up hearing a beautiful tenor voice singing this song.
“When evening falls so hard, I will comfort you…..When darkness comes, and pain is all around, Like a bridge over troubled water, I will ease your mind….”
“Sail on, silver girl, sail on by. Your time has come to shine….”
Make art inspired by the last song you heard. Or about bridges. Or about being there for someone.