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Arts Midwest is now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 National Endowment for the Arts Big Read Program

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What? The NEA Big Read is a community engagement opportunity with grants of up $20,000 for community-wide reading programs (in-person and/or virtual). Organizations can choose one of 15 available books. Who? Eligible organizations include arts organizations, community service organizations, colleges and universities, libraries, literary centers, school districts, theater companies, museums,...
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Did you know there is a 4-H Young Writers Club?

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This year, Montevideo-based author, M E Fuller, has volunteered with Minnesota 4-H to serve as a mentor to young writers in this program, now in its 3rd year. Spread the word to young writers to join us for NANOWRIMO! November is National Novel Writing Month. You may think that 4-H is for rural...
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Bring NEA Big Read to your community!

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Bring the NEA Big Read to your community! Fifteen books representing a diverse range of contemporary themes, voices, and perspectives are available for organizations interested in applying for a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read grant to hold a project between September 2022 and June 2023. An initiative...
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FREE online feedback workshop with Lyda Morehouse!

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Anybody out there writing a dystopian story or novel? Of course, you are. There’s a FREE feedback workshop on Sept. 11 with Lyda Morehouse (scifi/fantasy author extraordinaire) and now it’s on ZOOM! FREE, on ZOOM, and you can submit up to 1500 words of your story for feedback from Morehouse!...
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A Call for Playwrights and Players

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  A Call for Playwrights and Players from Marshall Area Stage Company (MASC) Playwrights: Submit plays as PDFs for consideration to unitypaco@gmail.com by August 21, 2021 at midnight (deadline). Writers can direct their works or ask for assistance for reading/performances of short plays. Players: Actors/Actresses/Non-binary performers needed for casting, reading...
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Workshop in Montevideo: Feedback Matters

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Shy about sharing your writing? Feedback Matters: How to get comfortable with writing critique A FREE writing workshop with Lyda Morehouse, award-winning sci-fi & urban fantasy author M E Fuller, Montevideo author and writing coach Sept. 11, 2021 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Smith Park Shelter, Montevideo, MN This workshop...
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Minnesota Author Project: Communities Create contest

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The #MinnesotaAuthorProject: Communities Create contest seeks to celebrate Minnesota organizations and community groups that are producing written creative works, especially with the support of their local library. Whether your group has a short story collection coming out of a classroom, a poetry anthology from a writers group, a cookbook crafted...
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15th Annual Fine Arts Celebration

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The SMSU Department of Fine Arts & Communication and the Creative Writing Program present: 15th Annual Fine Arts Celebration: Southwest Minnesota State University. April 1-May 15, 2021. Virtual, Live & Recorded Events from Art & Design, Communication Studies, Creative Writing, Music, and Theatre For a full schedule with links to...
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