Art Embraces Words
A monthly Sunday Series of Emerging Writers reading excerpts of their Creative Writing Surrounded by Visual Art by Local Artists
The first event is on Sunday, May 19 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Readings are scheduled from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. and light refreshments will be served from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. This recurring series of events will take place at the Lafayette Community Center at 500 St. Mary’s Road in the Arts and Crafts Room.
Art Embraces Words is a monthly series whereby emerging writers read their works surrounded by visual art created by local artists designed to take place in Lafayette, CA. The local literary and visual art communities have expressed the desire for such opportunities to share their work and are expected to attend. The visual art will be videoed and promoted on Lamorinda Arts Council's social media platforms. Evaluation forms will be provided after the event.
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Who Should Apply to Read
Adult emerging writers 18 years of age or older (non-published or newly published). Residence or place of work is in Lafayette, Moraga or Orinda
Call for Writing Entries
Requesting submissions of up to 1250 words from emerging writers, both newly published writers and non-published, to read brief essays, short stories or excerpts of their writing, or flash fiction. Each writer will be given 5 to 10 minutes to read.
Type of Writing
All creative writing, fiction and non-fiction, will be considered other than poetry. All content must be G-rated and appropriate for audiences of all ages.
Criteria for Selection
Applicants will be juried by Professional Writers. Criteria sought after include strong writing skills, a fresh and/or unique voice, and a compelling story.
For Visual Artists
Who should Apply to Exhibit
Visual artists who residents of Lamorinda will be asked to provide up to 25+ pieces of 2 dimensional colorful artwork 28” x 36” or larger, that is suitable in content for all ages. This artwork will be displayed on all four walls of the Arts & Crafts Room at the Lafayette Community Center during the duration of the one day event.
Preparation of Art
Each piece of art must be identified with the artist’s name, contact information, title of artwork, media, and size, via labels supplied by the artist. The work will be promoted on Lamorinda Arts Council's various social media platforms.
The Lamorinda Arts Council requests a 20 percent commission from the sale of any artwork connected with Art Embraces Words.
The artist(s) must be available the day of the scheduled event to assist in installation and take down of the day's exhibit.