Call for Submissions: PoemCity 2015 Accepting Poetry
MONTPELIER — The Kellogg Hubbard Library is accepting poetry submissions from Vermont poets for Public Display. Submissions will be accepted until Jan. 31.
“Poetry has an important place in the lives of Vermonters,” said Kellogg-Hubbard Library Program and Development Coordinator Rachel Senechal. “PoemCity collaborates with many organizations, schools, and individuals, to read, hear, write, and discuss poetry, the language of the soul. With the many poems displayed in our downtown windows, it is our goal to make poetry accessible to our community, and to inspire new readers and writers of poetry,” she said.
Selected poems will be displayed in shop windows throughout downtown Montpelier during April. In addition to the text display, PoemCity features poetry/art installations, poetry-related workshops, and readings. Submit your work online at https://kellogghubbardlibrary.submittable.com/submit. If you absolutely cannot submit online, you may also mail your submissions to: PoemCity 2015, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street, Montpelier, VT 05602.
Architecture Projects Win Awards
NORTHFIELD — This year was a banner one for Norwich University’s School of Architecture and Art, with two design projects garnering more attention and awards from the American Institute of Architects.
The Institute awarded its 2014 People’s Choice award to the Delta T-90, an affordable, solar-powered home design that represented Norwich University in the most recent U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. Since the competition’s close, the Delta T-90 house has delivered on its mission to educate the public about residential-scale renewable energy and green-design by becoming part of the Westcott Center for Architecture and design in Springfield, Ohio. The center seeks to promote architecture and design in order to educate K-12 students in social studies, math, science and the arts. AIA also awarded a citation for excellence in architecture to the “Archistream,” a refurbished 1969 Airstream trailer reimagined as a roving design ambassador and classroom.
Norwich University offers both bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in architecture. To learn more about both projects, check out the College of Professional Schools newsletter at http://profschools.norwich.edu/newsletter/.
Blue Cross and Cabot Hosiery Donate Socks
BERLIN — Thousands of Vermont youngsters will be able to enjoy warm, high-quality socks again this winter, the seventh year that Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Cabot Hosiery Mills and the state’s community action agencies and homeless shelters have joined forces to improve the health and comfort of children.
“Blue Socks for Kids” project volunteers will deliver 8,400 pairs of merino wool socks to the community action agencies and homeless shelters for distribution to children in need of warm clothing. Blue Cross and Blue Shield, through its charitable foundation, the Vermont Caring Foundation, provided $21,000 to finance 8,400 pairs of the wool socks made specifically for “Blue Socks for Kids” by Cabot Hosiery Mills of Northfield, the state’s (and Northeast’s) only sock manufacturer.
Research from Canada and the U.S. indicates that warm underclothing is high on the list of needs among the low income and homeless living in cold climates. An Oregon summit on the needs of low income folks and the homeless in winter came up with two priorities — socks and healthcare.
Photography Exhibit Opens
MORRISVILLE — River Arts is pleased to present “Through Our Lens”, a photography exhibit created by teens and young adults participating in the The Big Picture Project, Jan. 8 – March 2, 2015 in the Copley Common Space Gallery at the River Arts Center in Morrisville. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, Jan. 8, 5-7 p.m.
The Copley Common Space Gallery is on the main floor of the River Arts Center. Gallery Hours are Monday-Thursday 9-4 p.m., Fridays 9-2 p.m., closed Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 888-1261, or visit www.RiverArtsVT.org.
Call for Submissions: Poems for PoemTown St. Johnsbury
ST. JOHNSBURY — St. Johnsbury will become a satellite site for Montpelier’s PoemCity in April, in recognition of National Poetry Month. Catamount Arts, the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum and St. Johnsbury Chamber of Commerce are collaborating on the project, which will celebrate poetry through the posting of poems on business windows, poetry readings and slams, writing workshops, and more.
Poets are invited to submit one or two original poems on the theme “At Home in the Kingdom.” Poems may address the topics “Small Town Life,” “Savoring the Seasons,” or “Honoring Our Heritage,” but are not limited to those topics. Poems must be submitted to Catamount Arts by Feb. 15. Submission guidelines are posted on the Catamount Arts website (http://www.catamountarts.org/poemtown-st-johnsbury/) and may also be requested by calling 748-2600, extension 108. Poetry submissions are not limited to professional or published poets; PoemTown St. Johnsbury welcomes all Vermonters, of any age, who wish to have a forum for their writing.