BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2019
Call 4 Submissions
STAND DOWN / RISE UP Respect and Redirect is an exploration of African Americans throughout Missouri’s history that have impacted gun violence today by young poets ages 16-24 who currently reside in St. Louis city or county.
Open Call to: All 16-24 year olds living in St. Louis city or county.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 314-899-9001 for a submission form
or attend the December 29th Writing Workshop.
Additional details coming… stay tuned to STORYSTITCHERS.ORG.
STAND DOWN / RISE UP
December 29, 2018
Stitchers Storefront Studio
616 N Skinker Blvd.
DEADLINE 4 Submissions
January 4, 2019 at 11:59 PM
Create a NEW original spoken word piece.
Your own thoughts and words.
500-1,000 words or 2-4 minutes when performed.
Exploring one or more African Americans throughout Missouri’s history that have impacted gun violence.
Works will be blind juried. Juror will see only the poetry.
6 NEW WORKS
6 YOUNG ARTISTS
Six new poems will be selected.
Writers selected will be invited to come to the Stitchers Storefront Studio to register.
Writers must show proof of age. Under 18 must bring a parent or guardian.
New works must be completely original and in line with the Story Stitchers mission to promote a healthier and safer St. Louis region for all.
Works will be licensed for free use by Saint Louis Story Stitchers.
3 PAID GIGS
Writers will have the opportunity to rehearse and perform the new works at the following venues with Saint Louis Story Stitchers.
Youth may earn stipends for their work.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Performances with Q&A discussions:
Saturday, February 2, 2019
10:45 AM-12:00 PM
Forest Park Community College
St. Louis Association of Community Organizations
Monday, February 18, 2019
City of St. Louis Juvenile Detention Center
(Closed to the public.)
February 18, 2019
Gateway Arch National Park
Free and open to the public.
STAND DOWN / RISE UP is presented with support from Missouri Foundation for Health, and with support from Incarnate Word Foundation, and Gateway Arch National Park.
For more information and to learn about upcoming opportunities please visit storystitchers.org and follow the blog.
Open Auditions for the Pick the City UP Tour 2019 are January 5th, 2019 from 1:00-5:00 at 616 N Skinker.
To apply for Stitchers Youth Council email email@example.com. A limited number of paid summer internships are available. Apply through STL Youth Jobs.