Come enjoy a weekend of poetry and community at the Poetry Rendezvous 2017, Friday, October 27 - Sunday, October 29. For more information or to RSVP, email April Pameticky. Click on image below to enlarge.
Wichita Broadside Project 2017
Sponsored by the Wichita Arts Council, Harvester Arts, & River City Poetry
Through the spring and summer, local Wichita poets and artists, including many members of KAC, have partnered up to collaborate on a new urban project. The artists and poets then create new work that will be shared throughout the city as broadsides. What are broadsides? Traditionally, they are simply public proclamations, but think of them as inexpensive posters that share the news of the day, celebrate an upcoming event, or in this case, showcase art and poetry in public spaces.
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR THE WICHITA BROADSIDE PROJECT:
We are looking for dynamic collaborations between Wichita Poets and Artists. Final selections will be made by a review panel consisting of members of Harvester Arts and River City Poetry. Partnerships selected will receive proof sets and distribution materials, along with a public viewing at Harvester arts on Final Friday in October (10/27).
Broadsides should be submitted with the following technical specifications:
All submissions due September 11th, 2017.
Public Viewing: October 27th, Final Friday, Harvester Arts. 215 North Washington
Questions can be posted on the Facebook Page for the Wichita Broadside Project 2017 or email April Pameticky
"Empty Corners," a poem by KAC District 5 President, Diane Wahto, was published in the Spring 2017 edition of Same, a literary magazine.
Wichita Area Poets - The call for submissions is out for An Evening of Poetry and Music on April 11, 2017.
Submission deadline is March 18, 2017.
Submission requirements and event details are in the below document.
The Feast poetry reading takes place this Saturday, February 18, 2017, at City Arts, 334 N. Mead, Wichita.
Featured poets on Saturday are:
Dennis Etzel, Jr. lives with Carrie and the boys in Topeka, KS where he teaches English at Washburn University. He has an MFA from the University of Kansas and an MA and Graduate Certificate in Women and Gender Studies from Kansas State University. He has two chapbooks, The Sum of Two Mothers (ELJ Publications 2013) and My Graphic Novel (Kattywompus Press 2015), a poetic memoir, My Secret Wars of 1984 (Blazevox 2015), and Fast-Food Sonnets (Coal City Review Press 2016).
Britny Cordera is the youngest published poet at the University Nebraska of Omaha. Recently she received her BFA in creative writing through UNO's Writers Workshop. Her poetry can be found in the Pinyon Review, Prairie Margins, Peacock Journal, and others. In 2016, Cordera was nominated for a pushcart prize, and in 2015 her maiden voyage––Wingmakers––was published by Pinyon Publishing. Known in Omaha as the Old Market Poet, she is often set up with her Corona 3, in the Old Market district, sharing her work with the world.
Come join us on Saturday, Feb. 18th at CityArts to hear these fabulous poets read their work!
There will be an open mic following readings by the featured poets."
Literary Event in Wichita: A great poetry reading: Raylyn Clatcher's The Feast! A monthly poetry gathering at CityArts, 334 N Mead, Wichita, 67202, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, 1:00-3:00 pm. Featured poets will be Annette Billings and Eric McHenry, Kansas' poet laureate.
The reading is free and open to the public. Open mic and Q&A to follow. Those of you who attended the KAC Convention in Lawrence back in October know how great these two poets are. Those who missed them have a second chance here. Hope to see you there.
For more information, check out the events page on Facebook, here.
Submitted by Roy Beckemeyer, KAC State President
Diane Wahto, D5 Vice-President, has had her poem, "Empty Corners," accepted for publication by The Same. The Same is a literary journal published biannually by The Same Press.
The deadline for the Writers Digest Poetry Contest is November 21, 2016. According to the magazine, this is their only competition exclusively for poets. Poems can be any style with 32 lines or less.
The First Place Winner receives:
Contest rules are available on Writers Digest's website at www.writersdigest.com. Interested writers can go directly to the contest rules by following this link. Good luck!