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Monday, March 28, 2011

Tons of Upcoming Events, Check 'Em Out!

Wow there are quite a few things happening for us writers in the coming month of April. It's exciting stuff, I know!

1) A blogger that I read relatively frequently mentioned National Poetry Writing Month on a post on their blog. I got interested and did some looking around, did some reading, and decided to give it a whirl. The goal is to write a poem everyday for the month of April. So 30 poems in thirty days. Doesn't sound too hard; I think I can do it.


And check out ZouxZoux's blog too: My Secret Voice Whispering In Your Ear.

2) Script Frenzy starts April 1st as well. I've mentioned it before, but I'll mention it again. 30 days to write 100 pages of a script, screenplay, tv show, what have you. I've a few ideas rattling around in my head, it's just the sitting down and writing part. I've never even attempted to write a script or play before, so it's pretty much garanteed to be a gong show. I did a little calculator work, and figured that you could write 3.3 pages everyday for thirty days and you should be done on time. Or something like that. Either way, I feel like it's entirely plausible to write that much.

Script Frenzy

And this one is the biggie:

3) The Montreal Poetry Prize has just been launched recently (my bestest friend's mom brought it to my attention, Thanks Laurie! And Kelly too. :D ), and it's supposed to be the biggest international poetry award ever. The prize of $ 50,000 goes to one selected poem, and the top 50 get published in an anthology of some kind. I'm still reading about it, still deciding if I want to try for it, but in good spirit I thought I should share this with all the wonderful writers I've had the oppurtunity to read.

Montreal Poetry Prize

Now is the time to go forth and write!


  1. Thanks for these updates JB. It's good to know a blogger whose plugged in to what's going on. For love or money, writing is always an effort...a journey.

  2. JB - as usual the Dox is right on - thanks for the tips - I'll check 'em out.

    Go write...

  3. Thanks for the link love, Juice! I know you will do just great with NaPoWriMo. Now I'm going to check out the Montreal thing - thanks for the info.


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