Belinda Miller, a Writer of Lovely Children’s Books and a Friend of Mine, is our Guest Contributor Today. She provides an update of what is going on in the Prince William County (Virginia) (PWC) Arts Council, for your edification.
Topics include everything from street festivals, to awards, to applications to become a Poet Laureate, Before we get to those subjects, you also can learn more about her and about writing/writers in Prince William County through a group she helped found: Prince William County Writers. Now, let’s get to upcoming events for the PWC Arts Council!
“Okay, PWCW, there is a stack of stuff you should know about the latest goings on with the Prince William County Arts Council (www.pwcartscouncil.org):
• The Arts Council is relaunching the Kathleen K. Seefeldt Awards for Arts Excellence. I’m not telling you how to live your life, but filling out nomination forms is a good time; the Seefeldt Nomination Form is available at www.pwcartscouncil.org.
• The Arts Council is collaborating on three street festivals in the coming days:
The Woodbridge Alive! festival is a collaboration between the Arts Council and Northern Virginia Community College – Woodbridge. The event is Saturday, April 30th from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM on the NVCC-Woodbridge campus. I hope you’ll pack up your family and check out this event:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/woodbridge-alive-tickets-22717….
The Gallery Walk festival is a collaboration between the Arts Council and Historic Manassas, Inc. The event is Friday, May 6th from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Artists will do their things on the closed-off streets of and embedded in various shops and restaurants in Old Town Manassas. Come for the art, shops, and dining; stay for the post Gallery Walk #drank.
The third street festival will be Summerfest, a collaboration between the Arts Council and the Clearbrooke Foundation on Saturday, June 18th from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Tacketts Mill. We’ll have artists and food trucks and a beer garden. The event features the crowning of the Prince William County Poet Laureate.
And speaking of crowning a Poet Laureate, if you’re handier with a keyboard (for writing) than you are with a keyboard (for musicking), consider applying to become the County’s Poet Laureate. The Arts Council’s efforts resulted in Prince William having the first County-wide Poet Laureate in Virginia. Maybe the next one should be you. Applications can be found here: https://www.pwcartscouncil.org/…/prince_william_poet_laurea….”
And that is all.
Note: after publishing this article, I learned that the original came from Sheyna Burt, and had been shared by my friend, Belinda, whom I thought had created the content. I apologize for the error. Nancy Wyatt