Black Rock & Sage
Events & Important Dates
2012-2013 BR&S Events!
- Spring Write-a-Thon: Friday, April 26 from 3 to 6 in REND 213 and REND 215
- Pre-ception: Tuesday, February 26 at 6:30 in Bengal Cafe for Alyson Hagy reading
- Launch Party: Thursday, May 9 at 5:30 in the Bengal Cafe
This unique event is a writing free-for-all. Sequester yourself with us for an afternoon in the computer lab to compete against your fellow writers, typing as many words as you can in three hours. Brief hourly breaks will give you a chance to sample the culinary creations of our very own BR&S staff. Prizes for the most words typed or the most words edited will be presented hourly, and a grand prize will be awarded based on your three-hour total. Whether you have a work-in-progress, an idea you want to explore, or you're just drawing a blank, join us. You just might write the first draft of a piece that ends up in Black Rock & Sage.
Are you looking for input on a draft of your work? Bring it, along with a few extra copies, to this event where BR&S staffers will lead small groups through writing workshops. Workshop participants will consider each author's piece, offering their insights into both the piece's strengths and its potential for development. With only a few weeks left before the BR&S submission deadline, the writing workshop is the perfect opportunity to polish your most promising piece.
Rocky Mountain Writers' Festival
Looking for a way to connect with other writers in the area? The Rocky Mountain Writers' Festival is a multi-day event featuring readings and other opportunities for local and regional writers to interact as a community. The festival also seeks to create connections with other writing communities by hosting visiting writers. All events are free and open to the public, thanks to generous support from the Cultural Affairs Council, the Pocatello Arts Council, Pocatello Readings, and the ISU English Department. For more information about this year's visiting writer and events go to http://www.rockymountainwriters.com.
The capstone of the production year, the launch party celebrates the release of our new issue and honors contributing authors and artists. BR&S welcomes contributors' family and friends, along with anyone one else who appreciates excellent creative works. Join us at the launch and enjoy a rapid-fire reading by contributing authors, refreshments, and the opportunity to be a part of ISU's creative community.
BR&S is always interested in supporting the larger creative community in southeastern Idaho. If you know of an event that we should be a part of, please pass your suggestion on at email@example.com.