We welcome readings in all genres - poetry, fiction, essay, theater, journalism. We encourage writers to read single works whenever possible, and when not, no more than three, and readings must be no more than six minutes long total - PLEASE TIME YOUR READING prior to the event to make sure you are under six minutes. Writers of all ages and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged. These readings are intended to be conversations, and to include as many and as diverse voices as possible, hence the time restriction.
Readings are centered on central ideas (listed and described below) - these themes are derived from the fall and spring curricula at Community High School of Arts & Academics, but are wide enough to include writers who are not students at CHS.
Writers interested in reading should contact Cara Ellen Modisett (email@example.com) no later than three days in advance of an event. Please submit the piece you plan to read (this is to help with program order, and will not be reprinted) and a bio (for a printed program).
Each reading is followed by an informal reception. Most readings are video-recorded and posted on YouTube unless a writer requests otherwise.
Book authors are welcome to bring copies of their books to sign/sell – let Cara know in advance.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 24
The theme is open - all genres and topics welcomed!
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21
Journeys and Roadways
In conjunction with Liminal's second annual Exchange 81, an exhibit of art from Hollins University, Emory and Henry College and Roanoke College. Writers should be affiliated with one or more of the schools in some way (faculty, staff, current or incoming students, alumni/ae).
THURSDAY, MARCH 21
The Natural Environment
Nature writing and environmental writing (including journalism) as well as perspectives on the natural environment, from personal to scientific to political - with the reminder that this is a forum for literature and reflection, not debate or soapboxing. Prompted by a year-long AP Environmental Science course, taught by Jen Sosnowski.
TUESDAY, APRIL 16
Divinity and Humanity
In conjunction with a spring 2013 course on the Bible as a literary and cultural work, taught by Linda Thornton and Lucas Thornton.
In conjunction with a spring 2013 class on World War II taught by Simon Nolen.