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Call for Poetry Writing and Reading
A Proposal for multi-facet and venues poetry reading events
Producer & Director:
Organization: The Light Millennium
Partner Organizations: Amity School, Ataturk Elementary
School, HAFTR High School
Venues (subject to be changed): Turkish House, #821
United Nations Plaza, NYC.
Language: English & Turkish
Deadline for Submissions: March 31, 2004 (extended)
Proposed event date: April 23, 2004
Proposed publishing date: 4th week of April 2004
Video Project: Based on events and activities.Each
event will be edited and scheduled to broadcast
from September 2004 on.
(Also based on available equipment and crew sponsorships/grants)
More Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
email@example.com or /
This is a multi-faceted project to encourage all ways
of life (elementary and on) to write up to 3 poems
each. The project will aim to reach the widest and most
diverse group of people in the state New York.Via this
project, we aim to stir up positive thinking towards poetry
writing as well as question the soul and mind about tomorrow
with a hope for a better future. At
the same time, to create a record of our times in terms
of ideas, expressions, expectations, hopes, struggles,
weaknesses or strengths in a way to blend all these into
poetry, based on below given concepts.
Theme Words for Poetry Writing and Participation in the
FOR HUMANITY or
& EXPACTATIONS or
How will we operate this project?
We will seek one or more organizations which focuses on
peace, women, gender,
security, or disarmament issues as well as literature/poetry division of colleges for partnership of
We will send out e-announcements and invitations to a
(possible) list requesting
the participation of others by writing up to 3 poems on
We will repeat the announcements every other week or every
month with its deadline.
We will organize an (or multiple based on submissions)
event which will represent
the best 30 poems during the event accompanied by musical
We hope to publish a book based on the submitted poems
--the poems must be unpulished works-- . If there is any
grant available for this purpose, then
all submitted poems will be published on the Light Millennium's
We will produce a video project based on the event/s.
Other aspects of the p
To present a placket or certificate to the participants
of the event during
If a poem selected out of state and its author cannot
attend the event, we
will select a reader for that poem for the event, and
placket or certificate
will be sent to the writer by mail.
Organizers of the event won't be responsible for transportation
or hotel expenses etc. of the participants
or poetry readers of the program.
There will be a reception --where the book(!)-- as well
as the event will be
promoted to media and related group of people.
To aim and plan multi events in school auditoriums (around
500 sit) •as well
as Turkish audience at Turkish House in New York City.
If there is great interest and attention submitting poems,
then spread out
this project to 3 - 4 major cities such Washington DC,
LA, San Francisco or Seattle
by incorporating one or more organizations from these
To seek grants/funds for each poetry event, book publishing,
+ production based on the event as well as a placket for
participants, which will be given during the event.
Criteria for to be selected for the event and book
poem should be focused on above given concepts or any
combinations of all or any selected combinations of these
themes or to blend all subjects into:
1 page (for single submission maximum, 3 different poems
as each of them one
Each submission should be on A4 size and written in size
Submission may be one stanza or a full page... but each
exceed more than 1 page...
Each participant can submit up to 3 different poems on
above issues if he/she
Never published it before and should be focused on one
of above issues and should
be received by November 30, 2003.
All submitted poems will be read, evaluated and selected
by LM and other partner
organizations board members to be read during the event
and for the book.
If there is insufficient participants, then it will be
first come, first
we are not able to realize the book project, then The
Light Millennium will
consider dedicating a special issue to this project/event
combination, and will be published in English
and Turkish on the LM platform, and those won't
have any selective criteria to be published except given
issues and LM's Publishing Policy.
Main Dimensions of the project and its summary:
Inviting and encouraging everyone to write, in every level
of life - and obtaining
poems on the above concepts accompaning a narrative biography
(up to 300 words) and a portrait photo of the participant.
To organize an event based on selected 30 best poems which
should reflect above
issues and will be read during the event.
To publish a book based on these poems via obtaining grants
by Light Millennium, and incorporating with other organizations/schools,
and universities or all...
seek available sponsorship/grants/funds as well as partnership/incorporation
in order to realize this project in multi-venues as well
as with its all dimensions.
For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or
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Bircan Unver, Light Millennium, May, 2003, New York.
Updated on February 27, 2004