Beanery Online Literary Magazine

March 3, 2009

Writer’s calls for submissions, competitions & events March 1, 2009

BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE

WRITER’S CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS, COMPETITIONS & EVENTS

March 1, 2009

CALL FOR WRITING SUBMISSIONS (BOLM)
BEANERY WRITERS GROUP (Latrobe, PA)
BEANERY WRITERS GUEST SPEAKER: RUNNING BEAR
PENNWRITERS’ PITTSBURGH EAST WRITER’S GROUP
MELLOW MIKE (Ligonier, PA)
LOONY LIMERICK CONTEST
LIGONIER VALLEY WRITERS STUDENT POETRY CONTEST
UNIV. OF PITTSBURGH: GREENSBURG—2009 WRITERS FESTIVAL
Ohio Country Conference—Year of 1759: French and Indian War
POETRY (& PROSE) READING: OPEN MIKE
INTERACTIVE MURDER MYSTERY: “COME AS YOU WERE” (Greensburg, PA)
PENNWRITERS 22nd ANNUAL CONFERENCE
MERCER COUNTY ONE DAY WRITERS CONFERENCE
ST. DAVIDS CHRISTIAN WRITERS’ CONFERENCE
CONTEST TO BE AWARE OF: Young Voices Foundation

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BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE
Call for Submissions

     The Beanery Online Literary Magazine (BOLM) is seeking submissions in all genres. Especially needed are items that celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Lent, Easter, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Father’s Day and July 4 (or any other holiday that occurs in this time frame). Contributors are welcome from the United States and the global village.
     The BOLM is sponsored by the Beanery Writers Group in Latrobe, (Southwestern) Pennsylvania. It’s global readers include persons who live in Australia, Sweden, Singapore, Jordan, Italy, Chile and across the United States.
     GUIDELINES: Posts must not contain inappropriate language or subjects. They may be edited. If extensive editing is done, the post will be sent back to the author for their approval. Writers of (and for) all ages are published (a 7th grader just had her post selected for an assignment in a California school English class). Length preference is 300-500 words, although longer pieces, or stories with several parts, will be considered.
E-mail writings to beanerywriters@yahoo.com with the word “SUBMISSIONS” in the subject line.
     To receive a sample Beanery Writers Newsletter, or for a subscription, E-mail beanerywriters@yahoo.com with the word “NEWSLETTER” in the subject line.

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BEANERY WRITERS GROUP
2nd and 4th Fridays
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Coffee Bean Café (meeting room)
Rt. 30, Latrobe, PA.
All genres
Members and guests welcome
Critique, sharing, learning
For further information:
Email: beanerywriters@yahoo.com
Carolyn C. Holland, facilitator, 724/238-3493

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BEANERY WRITERS MEETING
GUEST SPEAKER
RUNNING BEAR
March 27, 2009
1:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m.
Coffee Bean Café (meeting room)
Rt. 30, Latrobe, PA.
RESERVATIONS REQUESTED but not required

Running Bear is a Native American born and raised on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. His heritage is Oglaio Lakota. He has lived in the Ligonier area for seven months and will share information on his culture, language, life living on a reservation in a teepee, clothing and his traditional hand-made crafts. He would like to have his biography written, and is exploring the idea of writing it himself, with the Beanery Writers as a support.
The Beanery Writers will welcome guests who would like to hear Running Bear. Although reservations are not required, they are suggested, since the meeting room is small and may have to be adapted space-wise. E-mail beanerywriters@yahoo.com (with the words “Running Bear” in the subject line), or call Carolyn C. Holland, 724/238-3493 if you plan to attend.

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PennWriters’ Pittsburgh East Writer’s Group
“Research for Writers”

Saturday, March 14th
10:00 a. m. to 12:00 noon
Monroeville Public Library
Free, open to the public
To attend, RSVP to DuckIslandMaine@aol.com
For further information click on: www.EllenSpain.com

A two-hour workshop, presented by guest lecturer, Mark Hudson, M. A., M. LS., who will share his expertise in research methodology and techniques, and research short-cuts.
When you have a great “idea” for the next best-seller (in any genre) most writers, unless they are “newbies,” are familiar with the rules: believable work, convincing, etc. This often requires research. This meeting can make your future research efforts much easier by attending Pittsburgh East Writer’s March 14th
Mark received his B. A. and M. A  in History from the University of Pittsburgh. But when he realized the library was his career choice, he returned to Pitt to complete his Masters in Library Science in 1999. Mark worked at Pitt as an academic librarian and a Library Instruction Coordinator before moving into public library administration and becoming the Head of Adult Services for the Monroeville Public Library.

For further information:
Email: beanerywriters@yahoo.com
Call Carolyn C. Holland, facilitator, 724/238-3493

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MELLOW MIKE
A mixture of music and readings of poetry and prose.
Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. beginning January 6, 2009
 LIGONIER TAVERN:
First Floor dining room
West Main Street, Ligonier
 Organized by Diane Cipa
 For further information http://ligonierliving.blogspot.com/

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LOONY LIMERICK CONTEST
Ligonier Valley Writers

Topic: academia, reincarnation, or the Civil War.
Submission date: March 10, 2009
E-mail to jgallagher@lhtot.com or
Snail-mail to: Judith Gallagher, 128 Ober Road, Stahlstown, PA  15687

$25 first prize; $15 second prize; $10 third prize
Published in Loyalhanna Review Online

Fundraiser for the play, “Come as You Were”

A limerick has five lines and is usually humorous.
Lines 1, 2, and 5 rhyme; lines 3 and 4 rhyme.
Last year’s limerick topic was “marriage, murder, or any combination thereof.” The first-prize winner was by Mimsie (Huttenhower) Shepler of Jeannette:
 
They looked at each other with dread,
The couple who should not have wed.
“Till death do us part.”
They took that to heart,
And plotted to kill their spouse dead.

For more samples click on: HOT DOG LIMERICKS

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LIGONIER VALLEY WRITERS
18TH ANNUAL STUDENT POETRY CONTEST

(Grades 4-12)
Deadline: March 13, 2009

Prizes at all grade levels in different poetry forms
Awards ceremony for winners:
Saturday, April 18, 2009
4:00-5:00 p. m.
Greensburg Barnes & Noble Bookstore
Some students will read their poems
Winners receive a booklet of winning poems

For further information or entry forms
(for students, teachers, parents):
LWV website: www.LVWonline.org
Email: jgallagher@lhtot.com
Call: LVW Publicity chair, Judith Gallagher 724/593-7294

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UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH: GREENSBURG
2009 WRITERS FESTIVAL

Sponsored by: The University Writing Program
March 16-21, 2009

Village Hall Coffeehouse on the Univ. of Pitt-Greensburg campus.
Free and open to the public.
For more information, call 724/836-7481.

Monday through Thursday:
3:30 p.m. Informal talk on writing and the writing life
7:00 P.M. Readings by featured authors
Friday:
3:30 p. m. Bill Deasy presentation
9:00 p.m  Bill Deasy performs.

All evening events will be followed by book signings.

Saturday: Off-campus event
The all-ages event is free and open to the public.
6:00 p. m.
At the Brillobox, 4101 Penn Avenue, Lawrenceville
A celebration of the poetry of Gerald Locklin, featuring a special reading/performance by Locklin and friends.

For a detailed schedule, bio notes of visiting writers, and other information visit:  www.pitt.edu/~upgwrite, or contact Lori Jakiela, associate professor of English, at loj@pitt.edu or 724/836-7481.
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13th Annual Ohio Country Conference
Year of 1759:
French and Indian War

March 27-29, 2009
Westmoreland County Community College
Founders Hall Amphitheater
Youngwood, PA

Sponsored by:
The Bushy Run Battlefield Heritage Society
Westmoreland County Community College
Westmoreland County Historical Society

Act 48 Credits available for educators

Further information:
Bushy Run Battlefield Museum
Email: davmiller@state.pa.us
Phone 724/527-5584  ext. 101

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POETRY (& PROSE) READING
OPEN MIKE:
Bring a poem or story to share
Saturday, April 4, 2009
7:00-9:00 p.m.
at Laurel Arts in Somerset, PA
214 South Harrison Avenue

Future readings (all Saturdays)  June 6; August 1; October 3
Sponsored by: the Works in Progress Writers’ Workshop
For additional information, please contact
Barbara at 814-443-9541 or
purbaugh@comcast.net
or www.barbarapurbaugh.com

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INTERACTIVE MURDER MYSTERY
“COME AS YOU WERE”

NOTE: Reservations required by March 18, 2009
Friday and Saturday, March 27 & 28, 2009
Doors open 6:00 p.m.—Production begins at 6:30 p.m.
Add to the fun: come dressed in clothing from your favorite historical period.
Gift baskets will also be raffled off.

First Reformed United Church of Christ (Fellowship room)
312 South Maple Avenue
Greensburg, PA
Ligonier Valley Writers Group
Tickets: $25  Mail check: Ron Shafer, 706 Melvin Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601
or call Ron at (724) 853-7769

“Come as You Were” was written by Mary Ann Mogus and is directed by Rebecca Dunn. Enjoy the catered meal, help solve the murder, and win a prize if you deduce correctly. Mayhem and murder ensue at the Mayhew mansion in the interactive mystery dinner theater, with pink Porsches, academic rivalry, murderous frogs, and pension credit for military service—earned in the Civil War?

“Come as You Were” is the fifteenth annual fundraising event for LVW’s literary magazine, the Loyalhanna Review. Playgoers will receive copies of the latest issue.

Ligonier Valley Writers is a nonprofit group serving writers and readers throughout western Pennsylvania. Membership is open to everyone interested in writing. For more information about LVW events or publications, visit www.LVWonline.org.

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PENNWRITERS 22nd ANNUAL CONFERENCE
A Writer’s Tool Chest:
Supplying the tools to build a stronger story

May 15-17, 2009
Pittsburgh Airport Marriott
Pittsburgh, PA
Featuring Keynote speakers
Lisa Scottoline and Timons Esaias

Includes 10-minute agent and editor appointments
Over 30 One-Hour Workshops
Read and Critique Sessions
Saturday Night Beach Party

Register online at www.pennwriters.com

For further information contact
Annette Dashofy, conference coordinator
Annette@annettedashofy.com
Or call 724/255-7955
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MERCER COUNTY ONE-DAY WRITERS CONFERENCE
ST. DAVID’S CHRISTIAN WRITERS’ ASSOCIATION
“WHAT TIME IS IT?”

Saturday, April 25, 2009
8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Emmanuel Christian Church
4495 Greenville Sandy Lake Road
Stoneboro, PA 16130

For further information:
Email www.gloriaclover.com or
Visit www.stdavidswriters.com/mini

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THE 52ND ANNUAL ST. DAVIDS
CHRISTIAN WRITERS’ CONFERENCE
June 22-27, 2009
Grove City College
Grove City, PA
Theme: WRITING THE FIRE

For further information:
http://www.stdavidswriters.com/index.html

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CONTEST TO BE AWARE OF
Young Voices Foundation
A 501(c)3 educational organization
http://www.youngvoicesfoundation.org/writingcontests.html

For writers guidelines, click on:
http://www.youngvoicesawards.com/distinguishedjudges.html

Ellen Spain, Ph.D., M. A., Coordinator, PennWriters’ Pittsburgh East Writers, will be a Judge for the Young Voices Foundation’s 2009 awards.
Visit her website: DuckIslandMaine@aol.com
ellenspain.com

RELATED LINKS:

www.beanerywriters.wordpress.com/

www.carolyncholland.wordpress.com

www.beanerywriters.wordpress.com/

www.carolyncholland.wordpress.com

www.barbarapurbaugh.com

ellenspain.com

ADDITIONAL READING re WRITING:

Review of Literary Agent Dr. Uwe Stender’s Workshop

Dr. Uwe Stender Presentation on Literary Agents

HOW TO MARKET YOUR BOOK ONLINE 

INTEGRITY: A JOURNALISTIC CODE OF ETHICS REVIEW

JOURNALISM QUESTION

JOURNALIST ETHICS CONCERNING THE RECEIPT OF GIFTS

THE LIGONIER 250TH ANNIVERSARY BOOKLET

MORALITY IN WRITING

THE WRITING LIFE: There’s a World Out There?

REFLECTING ON MY WRITING LIFE IN 2008

SELF-PUBLISHING AS I WANDER THROUGH IT

THE TIME IS NOW…

WHAT IS THE KEY INDICATOR TO YOUR WRITING SUCCESS?

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