Sunday, February 7, 2010

Call for Poets: Joaquin Miller Cabin Poetry Reading Series

The Joaquin Miller Cabin Poetry Series takes place Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in Rock Creek Park, Picnic Area Number 6, during June and July. Two poets are usually featured, reading their original poetry. The outdoor programs held next to poet Joaquin Miller's Cabin are sponsored by The Word Works, and the National Park Service. Kathi Morrison-Taylor, Rosemary Winslow and Melissa Tuckey are the co-directors for 2008. A reception at the Presbyterian Church at 16th & Kennedy Streets follows every reading. Entrance is through alley on Kennedy Street with parking in the rear of the church.

IF SELECTED, you will read your work at the cabin and receive a small honorarium. Copies of a poster/flyer (self-mailer) will be available for you to send to friends and colleagues. If you have books published, you may sell them at the reception. If you live out of town, need a place to stay, an effort is made to provide lodging by the director and Word Works staff.

TO APPLY to the series, send the following:
* 5 poems, typed, one poem per page. No one poem longer than two pages.
* Name, address, telephone numbers, email on first page of the submission. Name on every page.
* Brief biographical note, including publications, readings, literary studies, prizes.
* Stamped, self-addressed envelope for reply (for return of poems, add sufficient postage as needed).

NOTE: All manuscripts must be typed. Any form or style of poetry will be considered; selection is made on the basis of the poems submitted. The biographical note is for information only. The director is assisted by a panel of writers in choosing poets.

Rosemary Winslow , Co-Director
Joaquin Miller Cabin Poetry Series
Department of English
The Catholic University of America
Washington, DC 20064

DEADLINE: Postmarked on or before March 31 of each year.

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