To celebrate The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art’s 10th anniversary year, we invite friends, families, schools, and other organizations throughout the country and abroad to create 3-dimensional caterpillar sculptures out of found materials. Be inspired by Eric Carle’s most beloved character, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and transform ANY combination of recycled or found materials (plastic, paper, foam, wood, metal, etc.) into a 3-dimensional caterpillar sculpture.
Three entries will be chosen at random at the Museum’s Children’s Book Festival on June 8, 2013 and will receive an original doodle by Eric Carle!
There are very specific guidelines on how to enter (for example, they do NOT want you to send your original artwork; entrants should submit jpeg photos of their artwork on CD). Please visit the Making Art With Children blog to learn more details. Submissions must be postmarked by May 31, 2013.
After a successful inaugural year with over 100 submissions, Trinity Rep’s Education Department is again hosting the Write Here, Write Now! competition for young playwrights! Students from all New England high schools are invited to submit an original short play (6–10 pages) by February 1, 2013. Entries will be reviewed by Trinity Rep staff and winners will be announced on March 1, 2013. Winning playwrights will work with Trinity Rep staff members in a play development session before having their play read by professionally trained actors in front of an audience of their friends and family in the spring of 2013. Winners will also receive a scholarship towards any Trinity Rep Young Actors Studio after-school class. Each winner’s school will receive 20 free tickets to a Project Discovery student matinee performance during the 2013–2014 season.
Students from six local dance studios performed this kickline dance routine on the day after Thanksgiving this year, as part of National Dance Week’s Kick Line Contest in celebration of the Rockettes 85th anniversary. Over 160 students, from Danceworks, Extensions School of Dance, Just Dance, Rosemary’s School of Dance, Shannon’s Studio, and The Ballet Center performed together at Colt State Park in Bristol on Friday, November 23rd. The performance was filmed and entered in the Kick Line Contest, in the “Longest Line” category. Way to go, dancers!
“A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.” -W. H. Auden
Mt. Hope High School’s Music as Literature students will present the 2nd Annual Poetry Slam on Wednesday, January 25th at 6pm in the high school auditorium cafeteria on Chestnut Street. Students of all grades will recite original poems; the public is welcome to attend and enjoy the show. Refreshments will be served; tickets are $3 in advance and $5 at the door. This event is a fundraiser for Music as Literature students to attend a live musical performance in the spring. For more information contact Kerry Mastriano at firstname.lastname@example.org. Show your support for our young poets by attending, because
“To have great poets, there must be great audiences.” -Walt Whitman