Five writers from The Far East’s first publication, Everything Just As It Is, headline the San Diego City College 2013 Literary Festival. Come hear readings and discussion with Enrique Cervantes, Jennifer McBroom, Justin Hudnall, Cass Lynch, and Douglas Payne followed by Q&A.
AAAANNNNNNNDDDDD… We’re using this as an opportunity to announce the opening of 2013 submissions to The Far East Project! Accepting submissions of poetry, prose, photography, art, and video until September 1st, 2013.
Like a Russian doll, The Far East Project has its own website, buried safely within the belly of the So Say We All site you gaze upon so frequently. Visit our doings there at http://fareast.sosayweallonline.com/ to see new community-submitted stories pop up every day, and remember that you can always contribute by clicking on the “submit” button and sending your stories, photos, and more. Be a part of the movement to let a community tell its own story!
photo credit: Arnold Young
The Far East Project wants you to send us the images that best capture the soul of east county as you see it. Scanned family photos, portraits, landscapes of places, we want it all. Whether you shot on an expensive SLR, used your cellphone’s camera, or broke out the photo album and started scanning, you can help us in our mission to create a living people’s history of San Diego’s East County.
Chosen entries will be printed and displayed at showcases and galleries throughout the fall and winter of 2012, as part of El Cajon and La Mesa Centennial celebrations, Far East performance showcases, and future print publications.
SUBMIT AT: http://sosayweallonline.submittable.com/submit
Guidelines and info:
- All photos should be submitted in jpeg format.
- Include a brief written description of the image’s significance, or its back-story, in the comments section of the online submission form.
- State the specific physical location in which the photo was taken as well.
- Multiple submissions are encouraged.
- Submissions must be received by Sunday, October 7th to be considered for 2012 activities.
The Far East Project crossed the line from recording stories to making them when one of our writers coincidentally intersected with an ongoing murder investigation.
Read all about it on the front page of Citybeat the week of April 18th 2012.
Read analysis and watch video interviews on The Huffington Post. The story made the front page on April 20th 2012;
Follow The Far East on Facebook.
If you have any stories about or involving San Diego’s east county, submit them!
by Kinsee Morlan
The tendency to award art grants to institutions rather than individuals has been prevalent since the famous “NEA Four” case in 1990, when National Endowment for the Arts chairman John Frohnmayer vetoed grants to four artists due to what he considered controversial subject matter. While the artists won their case, the NEA eventually bowed to pressure from Congress and cut off funding to individual artists. Many other grantors followed suit.
This year, the San Diego Foundation’s gutsy new Creative Catalyst Fund: Individual Artists Fellowship will defy that trend and finance innovative projects by San Diego artists like Joel P West, Wes Bruce, Kira Carrillo Corser, Justin Hudnall and Vicki Leon.
Musician Joel West — David Brooks
Executive Director Justin Hudnall has been named one of 15 artists in San Diego county to receive the Creative Catalyst Grant and a share of the $285,000 fund.