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!
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.
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.