Literary

Apply by October 1st, 2018 for a Vermont Studio Center (VSC) residency fellowship!

Vermont Studio Center (VSC) is thrilled to announce more than 50 new residency fellowships to be awarded at our October 1st, 2018 Fellowship Deadline.

All applicants at the October 1st, 2018 deadline are automatically considered for one of twenty-five (25) VSC Fellowships, which are unrestricted merit-based awards open to ALL artists and writers living and working anywhere in the world. 

We also have a number of special awards (many with stipends), including residency fellowships for artists working in clay, fiber, glass, metal, and wood; women artists age 50+;  2D visual artists working in painting, drawing, or printmaking; artists and writers with demonstrable financial need and more! In addition to these special awards, numerous generous, merit-based partial funding grants are available.

Every VSC residency includes:


--private room

--private studio space

--all meals

Apply online at: https://vsc.slideroom.com ($25 application fee)
For the complete list of awards and eligibility, visit: www.vermontstudiocenter.org/fellowships

Due Date: Oct 1, 2018
Contact Name: Maria Robinson
Phone: 8026352727
Fee: $25.00
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2018 Toni Beauchamp Prize in Critical Art Writing

Ends on September 15, 2018
Gulf Coast is now accepting entries for the 2018 Toni Beauchamp Prize in Critical Art Writing. Surveying the scope of critical art writing today, the board, advisory board, and editors of Gulf Coast recognize the significant lack of venues and support for young and mid-career writers working across the United States. The Toni Beauchamp Prize in Critical Art Writing seeks to address this lacuna by bringing exposure to writers who are dealing with the spirit of the age and unafraid to ask difficult questions.

Grounded in both scholarship and journalism, critical art writing occupies a specific niche. The best examples appeal to a diverse readership through an accessible approach and maintain a unique voice and literary excellence. The Prize will consider submissions of work that has been written (or published) within the last year. A variety of creative approaches and formats to writing on the visual arts are encouraged, and can include thematic essays, exhibition reviews and scholarly essays.

The contest awards $3,000 and publication in Gulf Coast to the winner. Two runners up will be awarded $1,000 each. Prize winners will be featured in Gulf Coast's printed journal as well as online. This year's contest will be judged by Wendy Vogel, an independent writer, art critic and curator based in New York. A former editor at Art in America, Modern Painters and Flash Art
International, Vogel has taught at Rice University, University of Houston, The New School and Virginia Commonwealth University.

Deadline September 15, 2018
• The 2018 Toni Beauchamp Prize in Critical Art Writing will be judged by Wendy
Vogel
• Previously unpublished work and work that has been published within the last year will
be considered.
• Submit one piece of critical art writing, of no more than 1,500 words, in a single .doc,
.docx, or .pdf file.
• The contest will be judged blindly, so please do not include your bio, your name, or any
contact information in the uploaded document. 
Due Date: Sep 15, 2018
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Ángel Quesada on Nuestra Palabra 90.1FM

Nuestra palabra hosts Artist Ángel Quesada for a lively discussion about LatinX arts in Houston.

A lively discussion about the state of LatinX Arts in and around the city ; actions, activities and artwork being created in the United State’s fourth largest city, Houston. Topics range from street art to arts funding for LatinX arts communities and the future of the city’s artscape.

When:
Aug 28, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:27 pm to 7:28 pm

New Orleans Writers' Residency

The New Orleans Writers' Residency is a writers' collective in the heart of New Marigny, a culturally rich neighborhood close to the French Quarter. The Residency provides space for writers to step away from their lives and focus on writing in the comfort of a restored 19th century shotgun double.

In every culture, writers have played an important role in both society and revolution by voicing unspoken truths. This coming January, the NOLA Writers' Residency will offer a small group of writers a four week writing retreat to focus on getting better at doing just that. The retreat will cover lodging, airfare up to $350, and a stipend of $200 per week to cover food and entertainment. During those four weeks, you will have complete freedom to plan your time in ways that best support your writing and build lifelong connections with other writers.

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Inprint Cool Brains! Sylvia Acevedo Reading


Inprint Cool Brains! Series presents an inspiring afternoon with Sylvia Acevedo, CEO of Girl Scouts and former rocket scientist at NASA, coming to Houston to share her new memoir for middle graders, Path to the Stars


Event includes:
*100 free copies of Path to the Stars given out at the event
*Presentation and Q+A by Sylvia Acevedo about her journey from being one of the few girls in her community to go to college to becoming a rocket scientist
*Book sale, signing, meet the author
*Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (Official) info booth
*Bus scholarships available for student groups, contact info@inprinthouston.org

Where Sylvia was growing up, many girls were not graduating from high school, let alone going to college from her community. Sylvia’s story of overcoming obstacles with confidence, hard work, and education is an inspirational tale. She navigated shifting cultural expectations at school and at home, forging her own trail to become one of the first Latinx to graduate with a master’s in engineering from Stanford University and going on to become a rocket scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

A gifted public speaker, Acevedo is an advocate for empowering children to achieve their dreams, especially encouraging an interest in STEM education. In addition to being a rocket scientist at NASA, she has worn many hats—an engineer at IBM, an award-winning entrepreneur, businesswoman, commissioner on the White House Initiative for Education Excellence for Hispanics, and currently, CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA.
When:
Sep 16, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
3:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
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The Telling Image

Shapes of Changing Times

Date: Thursday, September 27, 6:30-8:30pm
Location: The Jung Center, 5200 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006
Member Pricing: $15.00, Non-member Pricing: $20.00

How do humans make sense of the world? Journey through time — from tribal ceremonies in Liberia and the pyramids of Egypt to the gravity-defying architecture of modern China — with documentary filmmaker Lois Stark as she unveils a hidden key to our worldview: shape. We’ll learn how migratory humans understood the world as a circular web, interconnected with nature. When civilization entered, humans built pyramids and skyscrapers that fit a ladder worldview, full of hierarchy and measurements. Today, the network masters our daily lives through the Internet’s ever-evolving links and hubs. What’s next? By watching when shapes shift, we’ll read the past and glimpse the future. 

When:
Sep 27, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Thursday Time & Price:
6:30pm $20.00
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Remembering Harvey Open Mic

Please join Writespace and the Houston Flood Museum for a special Remembering Harvey Open Mic.

Hurricane Harvey left a trail of destruction in Houston from which many people are still recovering. As painful as these memories may be, it is important that we remember that week in August--and its aftermath--as a way of processing and healing from the storm. 

Please join Writespace and the Houston Flood Museum for a special Remembering Harvey Open Mic. All Houstonians and Texans living along the Gulf Coast were affected in some way. Both those who were directly and indirectly affected are invited to read work related to their experiences with the storm, flooding, and aftermath as a way of healing ourselves and our city. Together we will create a verbal and written record of the week of August 25th and begin to find healing.

DATE: Saturday, September 29th, 7 - 9 p.m.
LOCATION: Writespace (2000 Edwards Street, Studio #208)
PRICE: Free for all!  If you are interested in reading, please send an email to cassandra@writespacehouston.org.

When:
Sep 29, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
7:00 pm
Location:
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Women's Voices Reading and Open Mic

A reading celebrating women's voices featuring poet Holly Lyn Walrath

Join Writespace and Spider Road Press as we celebrate the release of Glimmerglass Girl, the debut poetry chapbook written by dedicated Writespace volunteer Holly Lyn Walrath. The collection’s publisher, Finishing Line Press, describes the work as a “unique visual collection of speculative poetry [that] addresses femininity, feminism, and the intersection of womanhood and nature."

To celebrate Glimmerglass Girl, we are inviting women-identifying writers to share their own work alongside Holly at our Women’s Voices Reading and Open Mic. We are excited to hear work that examines all aspects of womanhood, and we especially welcome historically marginalized voices.

DATE: Friday, October 19th, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
LOCATIONWritespace (2000 Edwards, Studio #208, Houston, TX 77007)
PRICE: Free to all! If you are interested in reading, please send an email to cassandra@writespacehouston.org.

When:
Oct 19, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
7:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Location:
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Zine Fest Houston 2018


Zine Fest Houston (ZFH)  is a local volunteer-run organization and annual, all-ages festival dedicated to promoting zines (self-published magazines), mini-comics, and other forms of small press, alternative, and underground DIY media and art. Admission is always free and low cost table space is made available for creators, writers, and artists involved in the creation, publication, distribution, or promotion of alternative DIY media. ZFH is the sole event in Houston that specifically provides a platform for emerging and established regional and national zine makers in the DIY community to exchange new work and create meaningful relationships that lead to productive collaboration.

This year’s programming includes lectures on healthcare options for freelancers/artists and the history of wrestling, and workshops on teen and youth zine making and DIY animation. Fresh Arts' Cultured Cocktails will donate a portion of the proceeds from all drink sales to support ZFH 2018's launch of the spb grant during the 5pm - 8pm happy hour on Thursday, August 23, at Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar. ZFH will also collaborate with local comedy wrestling organization Doomsday Wrestling on a make-your-own wrestler zine making workshop for their September performance to celebrate Zine Fest Houston 2018's wrestling theme.
When:
Nov 17, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes

ZFH Opens Registration for 2018 Festival, Launches shane patrick boyle Memorial Grant for Emerging Zinesters

Contact Name:
Nancy Agin Dunnahoe
Contact Phone:
8324443103
Press Documents:

(HOUSTON) – Registration is now open for Zine Fest Houston 2018, which will take place November 17, 2018, from 12pm - 6pm, at Lawndale Art Center. Registration will close on September 17, 2018. As part of its mission to lift up marginalized voices in the creative sphere, Zine Fest Houston (ZFH) also announces the launch of its shane patrick boyle Memorial Grant for Emerging Zinesters (spb Grant), which will provide an artist stipend to an LGBTQ+ creator to attend this year’s festival.

The spb Grant honors ZFH founder shane patrick boyle, who passed away unexpectedly in 2017. "We are proud to launch this special initiative honoring shane, who always encouraged creative expression and embraced the unique members of Houston's DIY community,” say ZFH organizers Maria-Elisa Heg, Anastasia Kirages, Evan McCarley and Sarah Welch. “We hope to keep his legacy alive by providing support to emerging LGBTQ+ creators, and also especially encourage POC to apply."

ZFH is a local volunteer-run organization and annual, all-ages festival dedicated to promoting zines (self-published magazines), mini-comics, and other forms of small press, alternative and underground DIY media and art. Admission is always free and low cost table space is made available for creators, writers and artists involved in the creation, publication, distribution or promotion of alternative DIY media. ZFH is the sole event in Houston that specifically provides a platform for emerging and established regional and national zine makers in the DIY community to exchange new work and create meaningful relationships that lead to productive collaboration.

This year’s programming includes lectures on healthcare options for freelancers/artists and the history of wrestling, and workshops on teen and youth zine making and DIY animation.

Fresh Arts’ Cultured Cocktails will donate a portion of the proceeds from all drink sales to support ZFH 2018’s launch of the spb grant during the 5pm - 8pm happy hour on Thursday, August 23, at Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar. ZFH will also collaborate with local comedy wrestling organization Doomsday Wrestling on a make-your-own wrestler zine making workshop for their September performance to celebrate this year’s festival theme.

Attendance to ZFH is free and open to the public.

About Zine Fest Houston

Zine Fest Houston (ZFH) is dedicated to providing opportunities and space for zinesters, artists, and self-publishers to present DIY works and participate in an alternative avenue for commerce. Through year-round educational programming, publications and a free annual festival, ZFH seeks to empower independent artists, lift up marginalized voices in the creative sphere, and promote equitable conditions for its creative community to thrive. ZFH 2018 is generously supported by Fresh Arts, Houston Arts Alliance and the City of Houston Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. Follow our space at zinefesthouston.org.


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