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Events for 02/24/2013
February 09, 2013 - May 01
Flash Fiction Contest - Hidden Amongst These Worlds
Time: 4:27 pm - 11:59 pm
Announcing the 2013 Pikes Peak Branch National League of American Pen Women Flash Fiction Contest
A complete, but very short story of 100 words or fewer
Deadline: Postmarked/received by email by May 1, 2013
Entry Fee: $10 first manuscript, $8 each additional manuscript, $10 optional critique fee
Prizes: First-$100, Second-$50, Judge’s Merit-$25
Theme: Hidden Amongst These Worlds (Can be any genre)
Flash Fiction is a complete, but very short story of 100 words or fewer. The title is not included in the word count. The story must pertain to the theme, “Hidden Amongst These Worlds” All genres are welcome, and multiple entries may be submitted. An entry fee is required for each entry, however each entry after the first is discounted to $8 per. You can also opt for a completely optional critique of your piece by a published author for an additional $10 per entry. A self-addressed, stamped envelope must be included with mailed entries if you would like it returned by mail. Winners will be notified by May 31, 2013. For complete rules and entry blank, please go to www.ppb-nlapw.org/contests.php or www.ppb-nlapw.org and click on the Contests tab or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 23, 2013 - February 24
Vertical Express for Can Do MS
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Steamboat Ski & Resort
This winter marks the 28th annual Vertical Express for Can Do MS at Steamboat Ski & Resort, a skiing and snowboarding event on Saturday, February 23rd and Sunday, February 24th. The event raises money for Can Do MS, a national nonprofit and innovative provider of lifestyle empowerment programs that help families living with multiple sclerosis (MS).
Skiers and boarders will have the opportunity to participate as an individual or on a team, and join in family-friendly activities on the mountain to win cool prizes while supporting a great cause!
To learn more and register please visit www.mscando.org/verticalexpress
February 24, 2013 - February 24
Building on Memory
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Denver Women's Press Club
Winner of the 2012 Colorado Book Award for Dances in Two Worlds: A Writer-Artist’s Backstory, Thordis Niela Simonsen has turned highlights from her creative non-fiction book into an hour-long multimedia show entitled Building on Memory.
Throughout her innocent 1950s Lake Erie childhood, Thordis Niela Simonsen never dreamed of writing a book or living abroad or restoring a house by hand. And she was long deterred by her mother’s obstinate will from pursuing the one thing she did dream of: becoming an artist. Eventually, all these became a part of her dream-like reality. Evocative and entertaining, Building on Memory is one woman’s soulful and inspiring journey told through Thordis’ own words, photographs and paintings. A conversation with the audience and book signing will follow.
The performance will be held at the beautiful and historic Denver Women’s Press Club (1325 Logan Street in Denver, 80203) on Sunday, February 24 at 4:00pm. Tickets are $15 at the door (by cash or check to “astragreece inc.”), or $35 including a signed copy of Dances in Two Worlds. RSVP appreciated: 303.321.5403 or email@example.com.
The C.G. Jung Society of Colorado will also be presenting Building on Memory, with an introduction by Christine Chao, PhD, on Friday, March 1 at 7:00pm as part of its Spring lecture series. Details available at jungsocietyofcolorado.org.
For more information on Thordis please visit astragreece.com, thordissimonsen.blogspot.com and/or www.facebook.com/DancesinTwoWorlds.