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Sunday, October 17, 2010

SUNDAY RALLY DISPATCH, October 17, 2010

Sunday Rally Dispatch is a collection of news updates of interest to our poet-blogger community members. I've collected announcement from diverse sources in order to attempt a reflection of the geographic and cultural diversity of our community. Your contributions from your area of the world or your interests are welcome.  Please forward them to Jamie Dedes at jamiededes@rocketmail.com. Contributions are subject to editorial discretion and space constraints. Feedback welcome.


A ROOM OF HER OWN (AROHO): announces its 2010 Retreat Fellowships for women to help offset eh cost of attending:

  • Enchanted Land Fellowship, for a woman of Hispanic/Latina or Native American decent;
  • The Kenny Fries AROHO Retreat Fellowship, for a disabled woman writer;
  • New England Writer's Fellowship, for an exceptional woman writer living in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, or Vermont;
  • New Mexico Women's Writer's Fellowship, for a writer with a deep connection to the state;
  • The Orlando Fellowship, for a woman writer from the LGBT community;
  • Tillie Olsen Childcare Fund for Writing Mothers, a stipend for writing mothers to offset the costs of childcare; and
  • The Wise Woman Fellowship, for a woman writer over sixty. SOURCE: AROHO 
ENTER CONTESTS AND APPLY FOR GRANTS AND AWARD: Poets and Writers posts monthly submission calendars of upcoming deadlines for writing contest and applying for grants and literary awards. SOURCE: Poets & Writers.

THE SIXTH ANNUAL WRITERS' DIGEST POETRY AWARDS: is now accepting entries. It is the only Writers' Digest competition exclusively for poets. Regardless of style, if your poems are 32 lines of fewer, you may submit them. Don't miss your chance to win cash, a trip to the Writer's Digest Conference and exposure in the magazine's August 2011 issue. Entry deadline is December 15, 2010. SOURCE: Poets and Writers.

CITY OF ASYLUM, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.: provides sanctuary to writers (including poets) in exile or under threat of death, imprisonment, or persecution in their own countries. The program is a two-year program that includes a furnished house, a living stipend, medical coverage, and help in transitioning to potential permanent exile. SOURCE: City of Asylum.

THE SUPERBOWL OF SLAM: The 21ST annual [U.S.] National Poetry Slam is scheduled for December 8-11 at Charlotte, North Carolina. For ore information on the national event and/or to locate a slam near you link HERE. SOURCE: Poetry Slam, Inc.

LOOKING FOR POETIC PROMPTS?: link HERE for for Poetry Asides Robert Lee Brewer, a blogger with Writers' Digest. SOURCE: Writers' Digest

EVERGREEN REVIEW: Some may remember or have read about this publication founded in 1957 by Barney Rosset, the controversial publisher of Grove Press.  The Review was a counter-culture publication that was literary history in the making. Its second edition carried the works of Beat writers and poets now famous. Grove Press fought court battles to legally publish controversial material, much of which made its way into the Review. Today, Evergreen Review, is still available, but online only. CURRENT ISSUE. Submission guidelines are also on the site. 

News from our Thursday Poets Rally and Poetry Potluck friends.

CINDY TAYLOR: Special congratulations to our very own Cindy Taylor named Food Blogger of the Month the the South African winery, Arniston Bay Wines. It was her fabulous spaghetti carbonara recipe that did the trick and a case of wine was the prize.

MARILYNN MAIR: Kudos to our own Marilynn with-two-"n"s Mair, musician, educator, and poet. She was a featured presenter at the Classical Mandolin Society Convention this month in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.  She also celebrates her third year of blogging and nearly 12,000 site visits. Congratulations.

JINGLE: Saved the best news for last, but not at all the least: major kudos to Jingle, now in her tenth month of hosting Thursday Poets Rally, a enormous success and loved by all... as is Jingle. Thanks, Ji!

and

A big, warm HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our talented Talon and our musical Marilynn.

Please forward your own news for the next installment of Sunday Rally Dispatch to jamiededes@rocketmail.com.
Thank you!


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

happy birthday talon and marilynn! God bless you both.

trisha
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Jingle Poetry said...

Jamie,

you are so very thoughtful...
lovely news, hurray for all poets mentioned here, Cindy's food post is indeed fabulous, Celebrating A year, Happy Belated Birthday, wow, I was carried away with stuff, and Talon, Glad to see your birthday mentioned here, Happy Belated and hope that you had a fun day yesterday...

Thanks for the shout out for Thursday Poets Rally, I appreciate all poets who have had participated in the Rally in the past 10 months...It takes time, dedication, and courage to meet the high requirements, but it is rewarding when your entry is read by more than two dozen poets for the week....

Jamie, you rock!
you are the star and deserve 100 mentions here....

Happy Sunday!
Get ready for our Monday Poetry Potluck today by writing a poem, related to our theme 7 sins, or a poem you love and wish to share, link in after we are open....

Hope to see all of you here tonight...
U Rock!

Jingle

David Waters said...

wow, lots of great info :)