God, I’ve got to get better at writing concise headlines, because really, that’s the whole story. Here’s the email, and note that the deadline is this Friday:
The Summer Dream Literary Arts Festival began with an idea to bring together all of the on-going literary events that happen monthly around town and their hosts to showcase to the public what they do. The first year of the festival saw us located on the Georgia Street side of the Art Gallery with one stage, some tented chairs for the audience and lots of information tables. Since that year we have grown into so much more.
Now in our 7th year we would like to continue the tradition of how we began with the idea of honouring significant people within the literary community. We are planning an opening night gala to do just that. (This will be held Friday August 20th the night before the festival. The venue still to be decided)
Pandora’s Collective would like to recognize certain individuals who have had an impact on the literary community over the years. We will be giving out four special achievement awards and would like you to tell us who you think deserves them.
Please send in the names of up to three people or organizations you believe deserve special recognition. Write about three lines telling us why and if possible include their contact information. Please make sure these nominations are from the Greater Vancouver Area.
Some things to consider when thinking about who you would pick.
How does this person help the writing community at large? Are they an organizer of an event, a host who runs a reading series, open mic or festival? Are they an instructor or mentor who have inspired and encouraged you?
Are they someone whose writing you consider to be amazing and which has touched you deeply and affected your own work.
Is this a group or organization which you believe are committed to helping others to excel?
All submissions for consideration should be sent to blnish_pandoras AT yahoo.ca by Friday, February 26th.