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Friday, January 11, 2008

Wired Art Writing Contest in St. Louis

Here is a press release from the St. Louis Writers Guild on a new contest.


In a unique collaboration, St. Louis Writers Guild, Art World Association, South County Times, and the Wired Coffee café are co-hosting Wired Art, a writing contest for art-inspired poems, stories and essays. The artwork was created by members of Art World Association and is currently displayed at the Wired Coffee café, 3860 S. Lindbergh, Sunset Hills. The public is invited to visit the cafe, enjoy great food and drinks, enjoy the art, and select one work on which to base a poem or short story or essay of up to 500 words.

Nine writing entries will be chosen by judges who are members of St. Louis Writers Guild as winners. Beginning in March, one winning writing entry and the art that inspired it will be published by South County Times.

Also, on Tuesday, March 11, SLWG's regular Open Mic Night at Wired Coffee, from 7 to 9 p.m., will begin with live readings of the Wired Art writing contest winning entries.

Contest deadline: February 26. For complete guidelines, including the printable contest entry form, visit:

St. Louis Writers Guild's Wired Coffee Open Mic Night takes place every 2nd Tuesday at Wired Coffee in Sunset Hills. It is free and open to the public. Register to attend or read.

1 comment:

Araceli said...

Hi, I love what you sre doing and this eill br a grewt match for your group! Rue LafayetteCafe will be having "The Green Hour" every Friday from 5pm-7pm. Coming from a fine arts background and bring foreign I want to bring back this amazing tradition . The featured drink will be absinthe, the Real kind. We are importing it from France but wine, beer and other drinks will also be served with light appetizers and desserts. My goal is to have a a time for creatives of like minds to meet, talk, share conduct poetry reading and just become intoxicated with creativity.
Definition of The Green Hour: The custom of drinking absinthe gradually became so popular in bars, bistros, cafés, and cabarets that, by the 1860s, the hour of 5 p.m. was called l'heure verte ("the green hour"). Absinthe was favoured by all social classes, from the wealthy bourgeoisie, to poor artists and ordinary working-class people. By the 1880s, mass production had caused the price of absinthe to drop sharply. By 1910, the French were drinking 36 million litres of absinthe per year, as compared to their annual consumption of almost 5 billion litres of wine.
I invite you to plan your next group meeting, poetry slam or socializing with friends at Rue Lafayette on any Friday, 5pm-7pm.
Looking forward to this time of very special creativity!