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CALL FOR ENTRIES: POETRY/SHORT-SHORT FICTION/ESSAYS INSPIRED BY
THE SPIRIT OF THE FEMALE BEATS
Lit Undressed invites you to submit your poetry, short-short fiction or essays (up to 200 words) inspired by the spirit of the women of the Beat movement. Selected works will be read during the next Lit Undressed performance at RNG Gallery March 31, 2011 (a portion of the proceeds going to VIDA: Women in the Literary Arts), live by nude figure models, by authors, or with excerpts painted by an artist on models’ bodies. Authors info will be listed on event programs as provided.
Submit works to LitUndressed@yahoo.com
by January 15. See www.facebook.com/LitUndressed
for more information.
The first Lit Undressed event was held in September in conjunction with (downtown) omaha lit fest to a sold-out crowd. See omahalitfest.com.
“It’s true that the Beat movement was libratory—but not really for women. As one of the many young women who had fled to Greenwich Village in 1953 at the age of twenty seeking adventure, significance, and escape from a set of materialistic, conform ist values, I knew first-hand that the popular view was mistaken. In fact, however stimu lating and exciting it was to be in the midst of the new jazz, art, and poetry, it was every bit as oppressive to women and as dominat ed by the feminine mystique and outright misogyny as square culture—and in some ways worse, since you weren’t allowed to complain. “ – “Women Writers in the Beat Generation” (KIAMANA, Alix Kates Shulman, 1993)