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LUNAFEST Women's Film Festival to take place in Moscow on March 10

LUNAFEST Women's Film Festival to take place in Moscow on March 10

 

The University of Idaho Women’s Center will celebrate its 10th anniversary of hosting the only national touring festival of short films by, for and about women. The LUNAFEST Women’s Film Festival will take place in Moscow on Tuesday, March 10. LUNAFEST, produced by LUNA, The Whole Nutrition Bar for Women, provides a national platform for independent women filmmakers to share their talents and stories.

 

For the second year in a row, the Women’s Center invites submissions of original short films (15 minutes or less) by student and local filmmakers to show at the beginning of the festival, to highlight the work of promising up-and-coming artists. Digital submissions must be received by Friday, March 6 to be included in the festival. Filmmakers whose work is shown at the festival will receive two complimentary tickets to the event.

 

Hemingway scholar will reflect on writer's enduring popularity during UI's Hemingway Festival

Hemingway scholar will reflect on writer's enduring popularity during UI's Hemingway Festival

 

The University of Idaho will celebrate the legacy of Ernest Hemingway on March 3rd-7th during the sixth annual Hemingway Festival. The Festival is sponsored by the UI English Department.  

 

This year's festival will mark the 90th anniversary of the publication on Hemingway's first book, "In Our Time," a collection of short stories. After almost a century, the University will explore what makes Hemingway's legacy so enduring and appealing.

 

UI Professor Ron McFarland is a Hemingway scholar and aficionado who will help answer this question. In his book, "Appropriating Hemingway: Using Him as a Fictional Character," McFarland examines the phenomenon of writers using Hemingway in works of fiction- his character appears in more than 30 novels, plus short stories, graphic novels, movies, plays, and poems.

 

McFarland will read from his work at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3rd at BookPeople in Moscow as part of the Hemingway Festival.

Moscow Art Theatre (Too) finds a home at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre

Moscow Art Theatre (Too) finds a home at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre

 

Moscow Art Theatre (Too) has become a resident theater group at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre located in Moscow, Idaho. This arrangement gives the theatre company a fixed base of operations in downtown Moscow. The agreement includes plans for at least three theatrical productions per year - though four are planned for 2015.

 

“Having a home in a historic theatre in the heart of downtown is a huge step for us,” says David Harlan, Artistic Director of Moscow Art Theatre (Too). “We’ve put on eight productions since 2011, but patrons have consistently requested a centrally-located, top-tier venue. The Kenworthy meets both wishes. The partnership lays a strong foundation for our future.”

 

Award-winning writer Alison Hawthorne Deming to read at the University of Idaho on March 4

Award-winning writer Alison Hawthorne Deming to read at the University of Idaho on March 4

Award-winning writer, Alison Hawthorne Deming, will visit the University of Idaho at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 4 at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre. This event is free and open to the public. Following the reading, there will be a question and answer session, as well as a book signing by Deming.

 

"Alison Deming's readings are magical," said Scott Slovic, chairman of the University of Idaho's English Department. "She is an amazing essayist and poet- her work resonates with personal, social, and environmental meanings."

 

Deming is Agnese Nelms Haury chairwoman in Environment and Social Justice at the University of Arizona where she is a professor of creative writing and affiliated faculty with the Institute of the Environment. She lives in Tucson, Arizona, and Grand Manan, New Brunswick. She served as poet-in-residence for the Language of Conservation project that created poetry installations in U.S. zoos.

 

Local game developers launch crowdfunding campaign for Ebola Attack, an independent game for good

Local game developers launch crowdfunding campaign for Ebola Attack, an independent game for good

Two local developers have launched a crowdfunding campaign to prove games aren't just fun, they also have the power to make a difference in the world.

 

In their game, Ebola Attack, players act as the hero white blood cell that must protect the red cells from a deadly infection: the Ebola virus. Over the course of the game, the human body is healed as gamers progress through increasing levels of difficulty. The player’s goal is to save as many people as possible, meanwhile, all net profits from the purchase of the app will aid the relief effort in the very real Ebola war zone in West Africa.

 

 

Moscow Farmers Market 2015 Poster Contest

Moscow Farmers Market 2015 Poster Contest

The City of Moscow and the Farmers Market Commission have announced the Moscow Farmers Market 2015 Poster Contest. This call to artists is open to everyone regardless of age or experience. The deadline for submissions is Monday March 30, 2015 by 5:00 p.m.

The artist of the winning entry will be awarded $100. The winning entry will be selected on April 14, 2015. Only one (1) entry per individual will be accepted. Contest submittals will be restricted to a 200 mile radius of Moscow, Idaho. Incomplete entries will not be considered, see the Rules and Instructions for details.

 

Application forms and the contest rules are available for pick-up at Moscow City Hall (206 East Third Street) or can be downloaded online at: http://www.ci.moscow.id.us/records/Applications/Poster-Application-2015.pdf

 

City of Moscow Arts Commission seeks Poet Laureate

City of Moscow Arts Commission seeks Poet Laureate

The City of Moscow Arts Commission is seeking a published poet to serve a 3-year term as a poet laureate.

The chosen incumbent will expand literacy and community awareness, honor the many writers within the community, and build upon the correlation between civic life and creativity of local artists.

This call for poetry artists is open only to published poets 18 years of age or older who live in Moscow, Idaho and have a record of community involvement and/or teaching. The poet laureate will receive a $600 annual honorarium.

Applications are now available for those who would like to fill the position, and must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 2015.