UPDATE: Hurricane Katrina (3/10/06; collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Chitiga, Miriam
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CFP: (Collection) Creative Pieces on Hurricane Katrina (extended deadline 03/10 /06)

The Performing Arts for Effective Civic Education Program (PAECE) is calling for ORIGINAL creative works addressing key civic and political issues related to the recent tragedy in the Gulf Coast. Possible issues to address include, but, are not limited to the following: Economic Impact; Socio-Political Impact; Intersections of Race, Class and Politics; Poverty; Health Implications; Comparisons between Third World & Gulf Coast Tragedies; Insurance Claims; Leadership Issues, etc.

PAECE seeks poems, skits, plays, monologues, artistic works, drawings, music, rap, songs, verses, performance pieces, short stories, and other meaningful pieces that will help bring pertinent state/ regional/ national/ international civic issues to bare. The creative works should show evidence of current and historical research. Key civic or political implications should be clearly outlined (albeit outside the piece) so that the audience may learn / gain deeper insights into the issues covered in the creative piece. In other words, artists should attempt to clearly articulate the educational value of their pieces to a specific or general audience.

The best pieces will be edited and published in a PAECE special edition dedicated to the victims of hurricane Katrina. The publication will be made available to schools, colleges, libraries, civic organizations, religious organizations, and will be accessible on-line.

Prizes will be given to the top ten pieces selected. PAECE will determine the criteria for judgment and our selections will be final. All works should be original and never published before. The authors may re-publish their pieces elsewhere after the PAECE publication. We particularly encourage amateur writers to submit their creative pieces.

Deadline for submissions: March 10, 2006

Email Submissions: genderstudies_at_claflin.edu

Submissions to be sent to:

Miriam Chitiga, PhD

Associate Professor

Project Director: PAECE Program

Claflin University

Orangeburg, South Carolina 29115

Email: genderstudies_at_claflin.edu

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