Our next Artists' Coffeehouse is scheduled for Friday, December 13. Introducing a new public performance series featuring local writers and musicians. Plus free coffee! Join us as we gather on the second Friday of every month to highlight the creativity in our community. The evening will be a combination of poetry, prose, and song as local authors and songwriters take the stage. You won't want to miss it; once these folks make it big, you can tell everyone you saw them here first!
Bosler Library is looking for talented local writers and musicians who are interested in sharing their work with a supportive audience. Those wishing to participate must submit their work in advance and will be assigned a timeslot. Original compositions only, please.
Writing Submission Guidelines:
Pieces should be short, taking around 3-5 minutes to read out loud. Each writer, whatever thegenre, will have about 12 minutes of "performance" time. Each coffeehouse can accommodate 2-3 writers along with 2 singer-songwriters.
Material should be suitable for general audiences and can be fiction or non-fiction. There is no limit to themes or topics, but the material needs to be handled tactfully. No gratuitous sex or profanity.
Please include a brief query letter (that introduces you as the writer) and contact information along with your submissions to the email address below.
Music Submission Guidelines:
Songwriters will get the chance to play for 20-30 minutes; original songs only--no covers. Songwriters may play solo, or accompanied by no more than two others on stage. Drums and backing tracks are not allowed. This is not a true open-mic format. Songwriters must submit samples of their music in advance to the email address below (or drop off a CD in person at the circulation desk), and will be notified of a time slot / performance date.
Material should be suitable for general audiences and can be of any genre. There is no limit to themes or topics, but the material needs to be handled tactfully. No gratuitous sex or profanity.
Please include a brief query letter (that introduces you as the songwriter) and contact information along with your submissions to the email address below.
Submissions should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on equipment constraints or submission guidelines, please contact Cate Mellen, Coordinator of Adult Programs, at (717) 243-4642 ext 3224 or email@example.com.