Artemis Journal Launch 2020: A Reading and Conversation with Poet Jeanne Larsen

Join us Sunday, September 13th at 2-3 pm for the video launch of the event

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63XHo-ggcoI.

This year’s event to celebrate Artemis Journal’s annual launch has gone virtual! Join us for an intimate reading with poet Jeanne Larsen, followed by a conversation with Larsen, Artemis founder and editor Jeri Rogers, and Taubman Museum of Art’s Education Manager Stephanie Fallon. The program takes place in the exhibition Celestial Centennial: The Art and Legacy of Dorothy Gillespie, surrounded by artwork created by this year’s 2020 Artemis Journal cover artist.

Jeanne Larsen is a poet, translator, novelist, essayist, and sometimes short fiction writer. What Penelope Chooses is her 9th book; she has published in Artemis Journal fourteen times.

This year’s journal, Artemis Journal 2020 will be the 27th published journal to date and will include poetry from two Virginia Poet Laureates, Ron Smith and Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda and a U.S. Poet Laureate, Natasha Trethewey. Maurice Ferguson, Literary Editor of Artemis, received over 400 submissions this year from across the United States and internationally, and includes 170 of the submissions.

The theme for this year’s journal will be “Season of Women” and will be a centennial celebration of the 19th amendment to the US Constitution giving women the right to vote passed one hundred years ago. In celebrating this momentous event, they are honoring an artist who was also born 100 years ago and made an impact on the art scene here in Roanoke, nationally, and internally. Dorothy Gillespie, 1920-2012, supported their fledgling idea of starting a feminist literary and art journal by donating a beautiful pastel for their very first cover.

This event is free to enjoy! All donations are welcome and will benefit the Taubman Museum’s education department during these challenging times.

REGISTRATION IS FREE! Please follow the link for donations; all amounts welcome and will benefit the education department of the Taubman Museum!

https://www.taubmanmuseum.org/calendar/24464/artemis-journal-launch-2020-a-reading-and-conversation-with-poet-jeanne-larsen

Join us for an interview with Jeanne on our new Podcast “Artemis Speaks”

https://www.buzzsprout.com/1262438

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Celebration! 100th Anniversary of United States 19th Amendment

Year 2020

Marks the 100th anniversary of the
19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution
giving women the right to vote

Our challenge to artists and writers

What does freedom of expression mean to you?
In the year of 1920, American women were granted the right to express themselves by voting.

Today, non- disclosure agreements (NDA) for sexual abuse are still used to silence women. In looking forward to next year, Artemis Journal supports the movement for free expression in all areas of our lives.

Our theme is open-ended and not limited to gender or specific ideas regarding artistic expression. However, that being said, the editors hope your submissions are sensitive to our mission and celebrate this Season of Women!

In memory of the late Toni Morrison
(1931-2019)

 

“This is precisely the time when artists go to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal.”
                                                          *Toni Morrison

*Winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, National Humanities Medal, Nobel Prize in Literature & Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

 
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