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Casting calls: Creative opportunities

CASTING CALLS is a free listing of creative opportunities in our area that runs on a weekly Entertainment page. Items must include relevant dates to be run. The deadline is the previous Thursday, by 8 a.m. Email is the best way to submit, features@recorder.com. Questions? Call 413-772-0261, ext. 276.

Fellowship

HISTORIC DEERFIELD INC. invites applications from college juniors and seniors to take part in an intensive, nine-week Summer Fellowship Program in History and Material Culture. Undergraduates who will be enrolled as either juniors or seniors as of Jan. 1 are eligible for seven openings in the program, which is designed for undergraduate students in American Studies, Architicture, Archeology, Art and Art History, Design, History, Material Culture, Preservation and Museum Studies. For more information contact Barbara Mathews, public historian and director of Academic Programs. 775-7207, bmathews@historic-deerfield.org.

Literary

ANNUAL SLATE ROOF PRESS POETRY CHAPBOOK CONTEST: The winner becomes an active member of the press and will have his/her chapbook published by Slate Roof. They publish limited-edition, art-quality chapbooks with letterpress covers, beautiful books by an award-winning bookmaker. Winners must make a three year commitment to the press, including monthly meetings in Greenfield, and share work responsibilities for many aspects of publishing. Submit no more than 28 pages of poetry. $25 reading fee. Deadline (upload/postmark) March 31. For full contest guidelines, visit www.slateroofpress.com or slateroofpresscontest.submittable.com/submit.

Poetry

FRIENDS OF THE GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY announces its 23rd annual Poet’s Seat Poetry Contest. Open to all Franklin County residents and students. Submit up to three poems. Number pages of multi-page poems. Indicate “Adult” or “Young Poet.” Young Poets should write their age on the front of the sheet where the poem appears, lower right-hand corner, circled. No identifying information on front of sheet and no staples. All poets, on reverse side of poem write name of poet, address, telephone number and email address. Poems will not be returned. Submit on white paper, printed clearly in ink or typed in plain typeface. Include SASE for notification of receipt of entry; otherwise notification will be via email. Only unpublished poems may be submitted. Previous first-place winners may not submit poems. Entries must be received by March 10. Mail to Poet’s Seat Poetry Contest, Greenfield Public Library, 402 Main St., Greenfield, MA 01301. For more information, contact Hope Schneider at 772-0257 or Cynthia Snow at 625-0105.

Singers

GREENFIELD HARMONY, a multi generational community choir led by Mary Cay Brass begins its winter/spring session Feb. 10 at 6:45 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, Greenfield. Its repertoire comes from a vast trove of lively and soulful songs from a wide variety of world music traditions. Cost is $105/$100 (students, seniors). For more information, contact Brass at mcbrass@vermontel.net or www.marycaybrass.com.

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