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.
- 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 (email@example.com) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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