February 28, 2014 at 7pm
Drunken Boat, Les Figues, Ugly Duckling, Ahsahta
The Alibi Room (AWP off-site reading)
85 Pike Street #410 (in Post Alley)
Drunken Boat: Laura McCullough, Alvin Pang, L.S. Klatt, Diana Thow
Ahsahta: Kathleen Jesme, David Bartone, Stephanie Strickland
Les Figues: Chris Tysh, Melissa Buzzeo, Sawako Nakayasu
Ugly Duckling Presse: Phil Cordelli, Lilly Brown, Michael Ruby
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Add some travel swagger to your poems with Sharon Dolin’s upcoming workshop, Writing About Art in Barcelona, at Jiwar: Barcelona International Residence for Artists.
Each day includes an outing to a site or museum of artistic or cultural interest, time to explore the city, and time to write, with a late afternoon workshop at Jiwar with the entire group. The goal is to write new poetry in response to and in dialogue with Catalan culture. The workshop is limited to 8 people.
Sample outings might include Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia and the Picasso Museum, a tour of the recently excavated 14th century synagogue and of the Jewish quarter; a private tour of a bomb shelter from the Spanish Civil War; and an excursion to the nearby Salvador Dali museum.
The $500 workshop fee includes admission to some museums. Room prices range from 45 to 80 euros per night, with an additional daily 10-euro activities fee.
Dolin is the author of five books of poems, most recently: Whirlwind (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012) and Burn and Dodge (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2008), winner of the AWP Donald Hall Prize in Poetry. She has been awarded the 2013 Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress, selected by Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey. Sharon Dolin lives in New York City, where she teaches at the Unterberg Poetry Center of the 92nd Street Y and directs the Center for Book Arts Annual Letterpress Poetry Chapbook Competition.
To apply, email Sharon Dolin directly with a letter of application and a single attachment of no more than 5 poems: email@example.com
For more info: http://www.sharondolin.com/news-events/
Congrats to DB 16 contributor Kimberly Lojewski!
Kimberly Lojewski’s story “Baba Yaga’s House of Forgotten Things” has been selected by Papatya Bucak for inclusion in the 2013 Best of the Net Anthology. It will be reprinted along with five other stories and showcased for the next year on the Best of the Net website. The anthology will go live at AWP Seattle.
Read “Baba Yaga’s House of Forgotten Things” here: http://www.drunkenboat.com/db16/kimberly-lojewski
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Writing for the Best American Poetry blog, Nin Andrews sits down with Ravi Shankar to discuss notable moments from DB’s 15-year history and plans for the near future.
Here’s an interview snapshot:
“We are excited by the possibilities that publishing online presents, from the egalitarian distribution of the arts to the vast international audience we can and do reach; from the potential for new forms of artworks that incorporate multimedia and interactivity to ways to revivify the extant genres by including, say, audio with a printed poem or hyperlinks with a work of fiction; finally, we are continually invested in creating an exhibition space of cross-pollination and so at our live events, we may have a sound artist, a filmmaker and a poet all performing, or a fiction writer, a hapa haole bricolage artist and a performance artist.
Those juxtapositions, and conversations, between genres, between emerging and established writers and artists, are what genuinely excite and motivate us to continue.” –Ravi Shankar
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FEST – New Directors|New Films Festival is announcing an open film submission period, currently accepting feature and short films in different categories.
The short film competition is only open for filmmakers up to the age of 30 in the categories of Fiction, Animation, Documentary and Experimental filmmaking.
The fiction or documentary feature film competitions are reserved for first and second feature directors.
Film submissions may be either completed online or physically via post. Submit via www.fest.pt or http://www.filmfestivallife.com. Both submissions forms are available on the submissions section of the FEST website.
The FEST – New Directors | New Films Festival, will take place in Espinho, Portugal, June 24 through June 30.
No entry fee!
FEST – New Directors | New Films Festival
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