Shaftesbury Arts Festival Literary events

Shaftesbury Arts Festival Sept 5th-9th.
It’s a busy week for Storyslingers. Check out the following exciting things that are happening:
I.
MAP MAKING COMPETITION DEADLINE EXTENSION NOTICE:
If you go back a few posts you will see an interesting competition for writers (and vagabonds, comedians, artists and the general public). Here’s the link: http://storyslingers.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/storyslingers-launches-its-first-open.html
PLEASE NOTE, THE EMAIL ADDRESS WAS WRONG IN SOME ADVERTS OF THIS COMPETITION. If you sent your map and didn’t get an acknowledgement of receipt, please email it to the correct address, which can be found on this blog, here.  Resend by forwarding the original map and message you sent. You have until Thursday 6th at noon to resend. Apologies for this!

Winner(s) will be announced on Saturday, noon at the Arts Centre (see item III.)

Check out the facebook page for inspiration/ procrastination opportunity: http://www.facebook.com/events/341655955921155/

(this is a random map I found from the internet. Thanks internet!) 
II.
PROSE, POETRY, MUSIC EVENING AT BEGGAR’S BANQUET: 
Storyslingers have teamed up with Beggar’s Banquet Music Cafe in Shaftesbury and will host an evening of good stories, funky tunes and slick poetry. There will be snacks of fine quality, there will delicious drinks, you can bring some wine of whatever quality you prefer (corkage fees apply!) 
Beggar’s Banquet is an amazing place; provider of wholesome veggie foods, player of excellent music (check out all the vinyl for sale in there), host to exciting arts events. http://www.beggarsbanquetmusiccafe.co.uk/
Thursday 6th September, 7:30pm, Beggar’s Banquet, Muston’s Lane, Shaftesbury, Dorset. Free entry. 
(writers take note of this amazing opportunity: we have one or two reading slots still available. If you’re a prose writer or poet, please email Jennifer Bell or Jennifer Oliver to declare your interest. Time guideline of 5 mins/ 800 words.)
III.
STORYSLINGERS CURIOUS STALL OF HANDMADE LITERATURE
Come to Shaftesbury Arts Centre at about 10am-4pm on Saturday the 8th of Sept, we will have a stall of handmade books, zines, comics, bookmarks, cards, origami, chapbooks and also published works and postcards. We’re not sure which room we’ll be in yet, but the mystery will only add to your experience as you wend your way around the labyrinth of SAC in search of wondrous treasure (ie: us). 
(a recycled image from last years’ arts festival.)
Map making competition winner(s) will be announced on Saturday, at the stall/ display table in the Arts Centre, at noon. All the maps will be on display, along with a display of members’ achievements, previous and forthcoming events, information and pictures. 
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3 thoughts on “Shaftesbury Arts Festival Literary events”

  1. This looks like a great event – it's just a shame I'm busy next weekend or I'd come along and meet you all.

    Are any of you going along to any of the forthcoming YCAA events at the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil? It would be nice to meet up with other local writers!

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