Call for Submissions for the West Campus Poets Café

A Message from Terri Graham, Interim President, West and Downtown Campuses

You’re invited to present a video at the West Campus Poets Café held virtually on Monday, November 15, 2021. Our Arts and Humanities team is seeking videos of slam poetry, music, literature and performance art, focused on the event’s theme, “Through Darkness Into the Light.”

If you are interested in submitting a video for the event:

  • Complete the submission form and email it to Amy Sorrough at asorrough1@valenciacollege.edu;
  • Record a video of your presentation/performance that is no longer than four minutes and include a brief introduction of your name and your inspiration for the piece;
  • Save your video with the name of your piece and your last name, i.e. “Name of art piece – Last name”; and
  • Upload the video to Dropbox.

All submissions must include the video presentation and the submission form in order to be considered for acceptance. If chosen, your video submission will be shared during the event.

When selecting your piece, consider the following to align your work to the theme:

In life we go through many trials and tribulations. The hope is that we can make it through stronger and wiser. Take a moment to remember times when you came out stronger and how you felt. What was your light through the darkness (could have been a friend, a family member, a quote you read, a movie you saw, an adventure you took or a moment of clarity you had alone)? Focus on that light as your inspiration and create your art piece. 

Faculty, staff and students may submit and attend. Submissions can be tied into coursework, and there will be a sign-in function for the event to track extra credit or project points.

Submissions are due on Thursday, October 20, 2021, by 5 p.m.

If you have questions, contact Amy Sorrough, administrative assistant, at asorrough1@valenciacollege.edu or 407-299-5000, extension 1300.

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