Call for Entries:  Devil’s Slide Tunnel Vision writers’ project, 11/11/11

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Sat, October 23, 2010


CALL FOR ENTRIES 10/21/2010
WHAT:  Creative Writing Competition & Festival of Readings
WHEN:  Announce NOW, Deadline APRIL 30, 2011
WHO:    Residents of San Francisco, Alameda, Santa Clara, San Mateo and Santa Cruz Counties
WHY:    Celebrate and Commemorate Opening of Major Public Works      
          Project: Devil’s Slide Tunnel
          Stimulate Creative Writing
          Enjoyment of reading aloud
WEB:    tunnelvisionwriters.blogspot.com/
CONTACT:  Hester Schell, writer, author -  (650) 533-1370
PULL DATE:  APRIL 30, 2011
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WRITNG COMPETITION & FESTIVAL OF READINGS TO COMMEMORATE DEVIL’S SLIDE TUNNEL OPENING IN 2011–
(Half Moon Bay, CA 10/21/2010)

TUNNEL VISION WRITERS PROJECT ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS

Full details and instructions are online, including how
to get an entry form at http://tunnelvisionwriters.blogspot.com/
Light at the End of the Tunnel Productions is accepting creative writing submissions to celebrate and commemorate the opening of the Devil’s Slide Tunnel November 11,  2011. From public hearings to balloting, and finally appropriating the funds to get it built, the 360 Million dollar tunnel has been decades in the making. Organizers want to get the word out now, so writers have time to develop new works to meet the April, 2011 deadline. Residents in five Bay Area counties- San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and Alameda - are eligible to enter in either of two divisions - adult (over age 18), or teen (aged 14-18) in 5 categories:  poetry, short story, short novel, short play/musical or feature screenplay. Winners and runner ups will be read aloud in a public Festival of Readings November 11 to 13, 2011.               
THEME: Submissions of unpublished, original works in any genre (comedy, drama, history, western, musical, political thriller, etc.) must thematically address an aspect of tunnels, tunnel vision in general, or the Devil’s Slide Tunnel Project specifically. Conceptual metaphors, events or locations having to do with tunnels, enlightenment, light at the end of the tunnel, tunnel vision, light, darkness, birth, re-birth, death, emergence, entrance or however “tunnel vision,” is interpreted by a writer, are encouraged, and may include, for example, a history of the public campaign to get the tunnel built, visions of future effects of the tunnel on the local economy, and tunnel metaphors.  Works may not have been completed prior to October 2010 and may not be previously published.

Full details and instructions are online, including how
to get an entry form at http://tunnelvisionwriters.blogspot.com/

Additional tunnel information and construction updates: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/dslide/


Thanks for taking a look.  Local judges include Eric Shapira, Clifford Hunt, Marc Hershon, Pamela Eakins and Hester Schell.

Ann Thomas will chime in from Pacifica, and poet Ethel Mays hails from San Francisco.  Film producer Debbie Brubaker will help us out on feature screenplay judging.

See the judges profiles at the blogspot. 

This is going to be an awesome event. 
http://tunnelvisionwriters.blogspot.com/