Call for Poetry Submissions: The Tea Project


CAIR-Chicago is proud to announce their support of The Tea Project, an ongoing series of exhibitions and performances that offers counter-narratives to the numbing effects of war and detention. This event uses the unique love story of a Guantanamo Bay guard who fell in love with the drawings carved on Styrofoam cups by detainees.

Call for Submissions

The Tea Project is calling for the submission of creative responses to Poems from Guantanamo: The Detainees Speak to be published in a book.

Submission Guidelines

  • Writers of any background may submit, although selection preference will be given to those directly affected by war, detention, and/or Islamophobia.
  • 17 pieces will be selected.
  • Seeking poetry, prose, and other short creative writing works
  • Preference for responses focused on a specific piece from Poems from Guantanamo, or the book as a whole, however this is not mandatory
  • 500 word maximum
  • Contact project organizer Aaron Hughes (tea-project@riseup.net) for access to a copy of Poems from Guantanamo: The Detainees Speak and to discuss subject of response and avoid overlap.
  • Email Word document or PDF submissions to tea-project@riseup.net by March 7, 2016

 

Join CAIR-Chicago and The Tea Project for a Tea Performance or Tea Engagement at Links Hall (3111 N. Western Avenue)!
See schedule below, all events begin at 7pm unless otherwise noted.

WEEK ONE
Thursday, March 31, 2016 | Tea Performance
Friday, April 1, 2016 | Tea Performance
Saturday, April 2, 2016 | Tea Engagement

WEEK TWO
Thursday, April 7, 2016 | Tea Performance
Friday, April 8, 2016 | Performance of Unveiled by Rohina Malik
Saturday, April 9, 2016 | Tea Engagement – Location TBD

WEEK THREE
Thursday, April 14, 2016 | Tea Performance
Friday, April 15, 2016 | Tea Performance
Saturday, April 16, 2016 | Tea Engagement – Location TBD