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WANL is Hiring!The Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador (WANL) invites applications for an Executive Assistant.
Position: Part-time, permanent
Location: St. John's, NL
Responsibilities: The Executive Assistant will report to the Executive Director and will assist with: office operations; event planning; administration of WANL programs and services; and communications (weekly e-bulletin, quarterly print newsletter, media releases, member enquiries, updating website).
Qualifications: The ideal candidate has the following skills and experience: strong oral and written communication skills; excellent administrative skills; enthusiasm for the local writing scene; basic knowledge of the publishing industry; and facility in managing public relations and enquiries from members about writing and/or WANL initiatives. The candidate must also be proficient in general computer skills (MS Office suite of programs), the use of social media, and preferably has practical knowledge of newsletter layout/design.
Remuneration: $15/hour, 25 hours/week
Applications must be received no later than 5:00 pm, August 6, 2013.
Please send your cover letter, CV (with 2 references) to the Hiring Committee, c/o Chad Pelley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We thank all those who apply. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Call for Submissions: Global Cinewords. Deadline Extended to July 29, 2013The Nickel Independent Film Festival and Writer’s Alliance of Newfoundland & Labrador, with the generous assistance of the TELUS Atlantic Community Board are partners in Global Cinewords. This is a filmmaking project in which three poets will be paired with three filmmakers to collaborate and create innovative filmed interpretations of original poetry.
The finished length must be 7 minutes or less. An honorarium of $600 will be provided to each of the partners upon successful completion of the project. The films will premiere at the Nickel in June 2014.
Applications must be received by 5pm, July 29th, 2013.
(Applications postmarked but not received by this time will NOT qualify.)
Participant Eligibility (ALL)
— Poets and filmmakers may apply together as a team or separately. It is not mandatory that you have a collaborator in mind when you apply. The program is designed to allow participants to meet each other and form partnerships within the program’s timeline.
— Participants must be residents of Newfoundland and Labrador.
— Participants must be able to commit to the production timeline (project to be completed between September – December, 2013) and provide their own transportation.
— Full time students (undergraduate or graduate level) are not eligible to apply.
— Must be published poets with a minimum of 5 published poems.
— Must have an interest in filmmaking and a desire to learn more about the art form. Poets are expected to be engaged collaborators in the filmmaking process.
— Must apply with your own poetry.
— Must be a member of WANL.
— Must have completed basic film training (either through film school, workshops or experience in the film industry).
— Must have held a key creative role (Director, Producer or Writer) on a film or video work that has been exhibited in a professional context (juried or curated screening, or acquired for broadcast. This does not include student screenings).
— Must have an interest in and desire to learn more about poetry.
— Must be interested in collaborating and working closely with the poet in the creation of the film.
Applications will be assessed based on the following criteria:
— Potential for participant’s work or sensibility to suit the medium of cinépoetry.*
— Artistic merit of support material.
— Commitment of applicant to the process and desire to learn and collaborate.
Submit one unbound (no staples) copy of your complete application package. Filmmakers apply to NFF; Poets apply to WANL.
Application package must include:
1. Application Form completed and signed
3. Support Materials – Filmmakers: DVD(s) of 2 – 3 pieces of previous work with a sheet of annotations describing why you choose that work (max 10min total). Poets: 5-10 original poems.
4. Filmography/Writing CV – Please indicate screenings, length and format of work, awards and publications.
Nickel Film Festival
197-199 Water St, 2nd Floor
St. John's, NL
P.O. Box 1644, STN. C
St. John's, NL A1C 5P3
Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland & Labrador
223 Duckworth St., Suite 208
St. John’s, NL A1C 6N1
*“What is Cinépoetry? Cinépoetry comes in many forms – from filmed spoken-word performances, to visual interpretations that may or may not contain the actual text of the poem. Films can include a combination of literal and abstract renderings of the text they are based on. By combining the two art forms of film and poetry, a new meaning is created, and a new medium is discovered!”
2013 Newfoundland & Labrador Book Awards Winners AnnouncedCONGRATULATIONS to the winners of the 2013 Newfoundland and Labrador Book Awards:
Joan Sullivan, for In the Field - Rogers Communications Award for Non-Fiction
Don McKay, for Paradoxides - EJ Pratt Poetry Award
The winners were announced on May 17 at the Atlantic Book Awards Gala held in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Book Awards were presented together with nine other regional awards. For a complete list of awards and winners, please visit http://www.atlanticbookawards.ca
Newfoundland and Labrador Credit Union Fresh Fish Award for Emerging Writers (2013)Congratulations and thanks to everyone who submitted to WANL's Fresh Fish Award this year. The shortlist will be announced in early Fall. In the meantime, keep writing, folks!
29 November 2012
Writers' Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador
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The Writers' Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador gratefully acknowledges the financial support of|
the Canada Council for the Arts, the Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the City of St. John's.