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We are offering four digital seed commissions of
£500 each. This will enable four artists/creatives to generate work
that has digital and literature at its heart. Coders/gamers/app
designers who have a creative link with literature please apply.
Joint applications by writers and coders/designers are welcome. We
hope by this process to seed a new wave of digital literature.
While we will be happy to examine all proposals,
ideally your project idea will fit into one of the following four
Your proposal MUST incorporate creative literature
in some way. You may use time-based literature such as
story-telling or non time-based literature such as poetry at the
heart of your digital project. All such choices are yours to make,
we simply seek high quality, realisable proposals.
Projects we will not fund:
Projects that do not demonstrate a
substantial synthesis of digital and literature.
Projects which will take more than six
months to execute.
We will choose the four most exciting and realisable
We will not provide equipment or training. We expect
those applying to have the requisite knowledge and understanding.
We will showcase the completed commissions online.
We may also hold a physical launch/sharing event for the completed
Proposal of project (max 750 words,
including a timescale, explaining what you aim to achieve
through the commission.
A brief bio (not more than 200 words)
5 images max and/or 2 links max showing any
Date: 5th May
Minute Theatre, Manchester
- sui anukka - col bashir - hafsah aneela bashir -
jane bradley - maeve clarke - dipali das - afshan d’souza-lodhi -
christina fonthes - bethany hermitt - charlotte maxwell - yolanda
mercy - heena patel - deborah sabina - shahireh sharif - naomi
sumner chan -
sounds that exceed 80 decibels is an anthology that contains poetry, monologues
and performance pieces written by 15 women. It raises the voices
of women, women of diverse heritage and identity, who are often
marginalized in mainstream British Society. All the writers in
this anthology are women of colour, and/or identify as LBT.
Cultureword started the Women In The Spotlight
(WITS) programme to address the lack of women competing and
performing on stage. We found that the winners for poetry slam
competitions were overwhelmingly men. We wanted to know why. We
held panels and events to find out how things could be changed.
Based on the feedback, we decided the best way to do this was to
develop a programme for women who want to write for and/or
perform on the stage.
The challenge for women, particularly women
identifying as LBT+ and/or BAME, is to have our voices heard. The
title sounds that exceed 80 decibels came from a conversation
that took place at a WITS workshop. Ears exposed
continuously to over 80 decibels can become damaged. As women, we
are often told that we need to be more assertive, that we need to
speak louder. When we do we are told we’re being aggressive. The
problem is simple. We are not being heard. We will be heard.
call-out for Crime Flash Fiction pieces
Fancy killing someone?
Cultureword is putting together a new crime flash fiction
anthology, Shots In The Dark, featuring BAME writers. We are
seeking flash fiction pieces - under 500 words.
is a follow on from our first flash fiction pamphlet, ‘Elevator
Fiction’, which was so successful we had to do a reprint.
Open to all
young people under 25 for spoken word poetry workshops.
Young Identity HOME 7-9 Pm Fortnightly check HOME
website for details.
Contact 6-8 PM All so 7pm til 9pm
Longsight library 6pm til 7:45pm
Central library 6pm til 7pm
for more info about other workshops or visit www.youngidentity.org
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