Kentucky Writers’ Day celebration

In these times of social distancing and self-isolation, there are still ways to enjoy the company of friends, like participating in the Kentucky Arts Council’s virtual celebration of Kentucky Writers’ Day on April 23.

But we aren’t limiting the celebration of great Kentucky literature to just one day. All during April, we’ll be sharing short videos from YOU on the Kentucky Arts Council Facebook page.

HOW CAN YOU PARTICIPATE

Record yourself with the video camera on your smart phone or other device as you read from something you’ve written and to which you retain the rights. It can be a poem or an excerpt of fiction, creative nonfiction or a play.

RULES

·         Your video should be between one and three minutes. The shorter they are, the better chance you have of it being used.

·         Videos should focus on one piece. If your poem or excerpt only takes one minute to read, please do not fill the remaining allowed time with readings from your other work.

·         Submissions are limited to ONE video per person. If you submit more than one video of yourself, the Kentucky Arts Council staff will select only one of your submissions.

·         You MUST include a transcript of your video so that arts council staff can caption it for the deaf and hard of hearing. Videos submitted without transcripts WILL NOT be used.

·    Please follow this script:

“Hi! I’m [NAME] and I live in [NAME OF YOUR CITY OR COUNTY, OR IF YOU’RE A NATIVE KENTUCKIAN, BUT ARE CURRENTLY LIVING OUTSIDE OF KENTUCKY, TELL US WHERE YOU ARE].

“I’ll be reading [TITLE OF YOUR WORK].”

OR in the case of an excerpt

“I’ll be reading from [TITLE OF YOUR WORK].”

And then read from your poem or excerpt.

The Kentucky Arts Council will review each video for content and brevity. Submitted videos must be appropriate for middle and high school students.

 
Once recorded, upload materials required below. DEADLINE IS 11:59 PM APRIL 14, 2021. We hope you’ll join us in this celebration of Kentucky literature!
 
 

ALL FIELDS REQUIRED:

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* 1. Contact Information

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* 2. Copy and paste the text of your recording. Include your introduction as well as your reading. Reading material does not have to be in it's original form, this is for captioning purposes only. Again, share only original work over which you control all rights.

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* 3. Upload your recorded reading here: Writer's Day DropBox 

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* 4. “I hereby consent to and give the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, Kentucky Arts Council, including its agents and employees, permission to use my (or my child’s) still image, photograph, video and/or audio recording without compensation, in its advertisements, print or electronic publications, promotional materials and/or on the Web to promote Kentucky or the Kentucky Arts Council. I release the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, Kentucky Arts Council, including any and all employees and the photographer or videographer, from violation of any personal or proprietary right I have in connection with such use. I hereby acknowledge that I have read and understood the terms of this release"

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