NEW ISSUE! - Vallum 12:1 "SURRENDER" is
There are many ways in which surrender manifests: joy,
despair, a willingness to give up one’s
“totality” for someone or something other than
ourselves. We surrender to vices, to glory, to the divine,
or to the void. In this issue, poets such as
Christopher Levenson, Tim
Lilburn, Pamela Porter,
Paul Vermeersch, and Leland
James, along with artist Maya
Flore ask: what does it mean to bend, to
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IT'S GAME ON FOR THE VALLUM AWARD
FOR POETRY 2015 !
Vallum's 2015 Poetry Contest is now accepting submissions. Send us your best poems!
This year's Vallum Award for Poetry is judged by Stephanie Bolster and offers a FIRST PRIZE of $750 and a SECOND PRIZE of $250. Poets may submit up to three poems of maximum of 60 lines each.
DEADLINE: July 15th, 2015
Contest rules and guidelines for submissions can be read HERE!
ANNOUNCING VALLUM'S SECRET POEM WORD GAME !
Your chance to win FREE entry to the Vallum Award for Poetry 2015 !
In conjunction with our annual poetry contest, the Vallum Award for Poetry 2015, we are offering a chance to enter the contest for FREE! The catch is you have to be the first person to guess the title and author of the secret poem.
How it works:
Every week we will add one letter and give a clue to help solve the poem. Once you think you know, email us the answer at email@example.com. Be careful, you only get one guess, so use it wisely! The secret poem will be revealed one week before the contest deadline.
WEEK 1 (will officially launch May 28th - this is your chance for a head start!):
Clue: About the author: an artist, an actor, an amigo to the avant-garde. Letter: "A"
THANKS FOR COMING TO THE LAUNCH OF ISSUE 12:1 "SURRENDER" !!
APRIL 2015 - As part of National Poetry Month, Vallum held its launch for issue 12:1 "Surrender" at the Blue Metropolis Literary Festival in Montreal!
We would like to thank everyone who attended, and offer an extra special thank you to our featured readers: Stephanie Bolster, Jason Camlot, Jeramy Dodds, Gabe Foreman, Ilona Martonfi, and Jay Winstron Ritchie. It was a great celebration!
We look forward to Vallum's next launch of issue 12:2 "Humour" to be released this Fall. We hope to see you there!
Stay tuned with Vallum's Blog for all Vallum related announcements!
FORTHCOMING COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS !
In the upcoming weeks, Vallum Society for Education in Arts & Letters (VSEAL) will be partnering with several organisations to hold our Poetry for Our Future!workshops. These workshops focus on poetry as a tool for literacy, literacy awareness, advocacy, and healingwithin Montreal communities.
Partner organisations for upcoming workshops include, the Centre for Gender Advocacy, Christ Church Cathedral, the Native Women's Shelter of Montreal, St. Lawrence Academy Jr., and the Tyndale St. Georges Community Centre.
We are also working on scheduling more workshops to take place later this year.
If you're involved in an organisation or are an individual interested in hearing more about VSEAL's Poetry for Our Future! outreach program, please visit our website HERE. Or feel free to send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPECIAL FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITY!
Vallum is a federally incorporated charity that promotes literacy and literacy awareness through workshops in schools, women's shelters, native shelters, youth shelters, missions, and other community organisations.
As of this year, Vallum has been approved for the Quebec government Mécénat program, which is a superb fundraising opportunity because each fully tax-deductable donation to Vallum is being matched three-to-one. For every ten dollars you donate to Vallum, thirty dollars will go toward a greater understanding of literature and literacy.
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