Updates is for you to share news of events in your area with us and to help you to create an international network of events that will link How2 participants together. Please send us your details of reading series, calls for submission to journals and conferences, plus details of launches of new websites, archives etc. that you feel might be of interest to How2 readers and we will post it up.

Sunday, 18 February 2007

Support Reality Street Editions

I’d like to persuade you to become a Reality Street Supporter. Supporters have been absolutely vital to the success of the press, particularly in the past three years, during which we have published eleven titles, breaking even financially without the need for external support.

Supporting Reality Street’s programme of innovative writing this year costs you £35 (if you’re in the UK/Europe), £40 (if you’re outside Europe). For this, you will receive four books scheduled for 2007 (subject to any last minute changes), as follow:

Wendy Mulford: THE SPACE BETWEEN - New work since her Selected Poems, and suddenly, supposing... by Reality Street's co-founder. Around 48pp.

Sarah Riggs: chain of minuscule decisions... - A visually beautiful permutational work by a US poet based in Paris, her first UK publication. Around 56pp.

Eugene Savitzkaya: BEING ALIVE - The latest in Reality Street's narrative series, a translation of this Polish/Belgian writer's prose narrative En Vie, by Paul Buck and Catherine Petit. Around 80pp.

The Contemporary Free Verse Sonnet O'Hara, Berrigan, Mayer, Fisher, Raworth ... how far can the venerable 14-liner be stretched? Jeff Hilson edits this groundbreaking anthology, which is expected to include 35-40 poets and run to 300-350pp.

The retail prices of these books separately are expected to amount to £38.50 not counting postage & packing, so I hope you agree that subscribing to all four makes economic sense. In addition, you will get your name as a Supporter printed on the back of all four books – unless you tell me you prefer to remain anonymous.

To become a Supporter, PLEASE REPLY TO THE EMAIL ADDRESS BELOW. I will then send you a secure credit card payment request via PayPal. You do not need to be a member of or to join PayPal – just click on the link and complete your credit card and delivery address details. Non-sterling currencies will be automatically converted at the prevailing rate.

You can still pay by sterling cheque if you wish. Make the cheque out to REALITY STREET and send it to the address below. If you need to pay by non-sterling cheque (check), you can, but there’s an additional charge of £5, as this is what the bank charges us for conversion.

Please do become a Reality Street Supporter and help enable publication of some of the most exciting writing around. Ask me any questions you need to.

Best wishes,

Ken Edwards
Reality Street Editions
63 All Saints Street
Hastings, East Sussex TN34 3BN

Ken Edwards <reality.street@virgin.net>

Friday, 16 February 2007

M /E / A/ N /I /N /G Online

M /E / A/ N /I /N /G

(February 2007)

Feminist Art:
A Reassessment

Edited by
Susan Bee
Mira Schor

A forum
including writing and images
artists and art historians
from three generations

Irina Aristarkhova, Susan Bee, Emma Bee Bernstein,
Johanna Burton, Ingrid Calame, Maura Coughlin,
Bailey Doogan, Johanna Drucker, Carol Duncan,
Mary Beth Edelson, Joanna Frueh, Vanalyne Green,
Mimi Gross, Susanna Heller, Janet Kaplan,
Tom Knechtel, Judith Linhares, Lenore Malen,
Ann McCoy, Adelheid Mers, Robin Mitchell,
Carrie Moyer, Beverly Naidus, Rachel Owens,
Sheila Pepe, Nancy Princenthal, Carolee Schneemann,
Mira Schor, Joan Snyder, Anne Swartz,
Faith Wilding, and Barbara Zucker.



DEADLINE March 2, 2007 (date of arrival)

The conference is accompanied by an inspiring programme of public events and exhibitions, including screening programmes as well as performance-based and participatory art projects which make use of the BBC Big Screens Network. We are looking for existing and potentially adaptable projects which employ one ore more permanent or temporary screen.

We are particularly interested in projects
  • exploring web-based content and streaming media
  • connecting screen audiences in various places
  • interactive and participatory works using bodily interfaces and ubiquitous communication devices
  • text pieces, video and animation which suit airing on urban screens
  • performance-based works including audiovisual performance/VJing
For detailed information on the BBC screens’ system please download the tech sheet by following this link

Please send project proposals in the form of a project description, illustrative material and the author’s CV by March 2, 2007 to:

Urban Screens Conference
70 Oxford Street
Manchester M1 5NH
United Kingdom


DEADLINE: Thursday, March 1, 2007

APPLICATION: http://www.rotundagallery.org/rotunda/residency.asp

BCAT/Brooklyn Community Access Television and The Rotunda Gallery, a not-for-profit exhibition space for contemporary art invite artists to submit applications for the 2007 multimedia artist residency program. Each year BCAT makes its audio/video equipment, production studio, and editing facilities available to Brooklyn-based artists along with free training programs to learn how to use cameras and editing software. The goal is to assist artists interested in exploring video and/or multimedia as an artistic medium at no cost, and to provide training and technical assistance in video and digital production and post-production technologies.

BCAT/Brooklyn Community Access Television and The Rotunda Gallery are programs of BRIC/Brooklyn Information & Culture.

This program has been supported by a generous grant from the Electronic Media and Film Program of the New York State Council on the Arts.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to artists who live or work in the borough of Brooklyn. Artists need not have any previous experience in video or multimedia to apply. Artists who have a strong desire to explore multimedia as a distinct medium or as part of an interdisciplinary approach to art making are encouraged to apply. Note that the purpose of the residency is to support artistic production as opposed to marketing or promotional projects. Artists currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs OR who completed BCAT residencies in 2005-2006 are not eligible to apply.

MORE INFO: Patrick Grenier, Associate Director <pgrenier@briconline.org>

Rhizome 2007-2008 Commissions

Open for proposals until April 2, 2007

I'm pleased to announce that our 2007-2008 Commissions cycle begins today! This year, Rhizome will award commissions to eleven new works of Internet-based art. We are accepting proposals in two categories: 1) New works and 2) Community Project.

The deadline for submission is midnight April 2nd, 2007.

To apply:

For general information on our submission and voting procedures:

Please spread the word!

All best, Lauren

Executive Director
Rhizome at the New Museum

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Rhizome.org 2005-2006 Net Art Commissions

The Rhizome Commissioning Program makes financial support available to artists for the creation of innovative new media art work via panel-awarded commissions.

For the 2005-2006 Rhizome Commissions, eleven artists/groups were selected to create original works of net art.


The Rhizome Commissions Program is made possible by support from the Jerome Foundation in celebration of the Jerome Hill Centennial, the Greenwall Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Additional support has been provided by members of the Rhizome community.

Sunday, 11 February 2007


We're happy to announce Girl Monster will be featured at many summer festivals this year, with GM concept stages.

The first Girl Monster stage has just been confirmed-) Nuits Sonores Festival in Lyon / www.nuits-sonores.com


A Girl Monster installation, including "Switch on The Power" curated by Zavier Arakistan 2nd February - 4th May
Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Vitoria, Spain
Fray Zacarias, 2
01001 Vitoria Gasteiz

Exhibition features all the Girl Monster acts on Volume 1 plus new acts Sharon Cheslow and Menstruation Monsters with dvd contributions.

Check http://www.myspace.com/girlmonsternet for documentary photos.


Opening June 11th, at the Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, Spain. An exhibition that surveys "Feminist Art" through a focus on political, social and academic contexts. This medium sized exhibition, is a super hit show, bringing together 37 international artists, with works from the 60's of the XXth century to today.

from *Chicks On Speed NEW MUSIC*
"myspace" song, available free on the Chix myspace http://www.myspace.com/chicksonspeed
since October 06.

Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Vitoria, Spain *Fray Zacarias, 2*
*01001 Vitoria Gasteiz*

Saturday, 10 February 2007

Job Opportunity in the US: Salt Publishing

We are looking to recruit some help in the US and would love to hear from anyone who would be willing to work for us on a freelance basis, part-time, to help with sales and marketing. Further details are here:


If you know of anyone who may be interested, please ask them to contact Chris Hamilton-Emery on cemery@saltpublishing.com


CLMP is pleased to offer our literary magazines the opportunity to apply for twelve free hours with a consultant through our annual Mentorship Program. This program connects grantees with an experienced professional to help identify and implement strategies for improvement in areas such as design, marketing, publicity, fundraising or overall operations.

Application instructions and guidelines are included below as a word document and as a PDF.

Applications are due in our office 3/16/2007. NOTE: This is not a postmark deadline.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • US-based literary magazine
  • CLMP member (Note that you can apply for membership in tandem with your Mentorship proposal.)
  • Can dedicate time to working with a consultant between 4/1/07 and 6/30/07
  • Willing to provide a Final Report to CLMP after the Mentorship Period is complete.
  • Have NOT received a Mentorship Award in the last 18 months
We will begin taking applications immediately. If you would like to apply, contact Jamie Schwartz to confirm that you will be sending an application.

Please contact Jamie Schwartz with any questions, or if you would like to discuss potential proposals for the program.

Download Application instructions and guidelines:

Word Document (.doc)
Adobe PDF Document (.pdf)

Tuesday, 6 February 2007

Poetry and Public Language: a conference on contemporary poetry

Speakers include:
Barrett Watten,
Lyn Hejinian,
Allen Fisher,
Peter Nicholls,
Andrea Brady,
Peter Middleton,
William Rowe,
Hélène Aji,
Robert Hampson,
Mairéad Byrne,
Robert Sheppard

30 March – 1 April 2007 at the University of Plymouth with an evening poetry performance by Lyn Hejinian and Barrett Watten at Dartington College of Arts, 31 March 07

To attend the conference, and for details of registration and programme, please contact the conference administrator susan.matheron@plymouth.ac.uk

POETRY AND PUBLIC LANGUAGE 2007 is a collaborative venture sponsored by the University of Plymouth and Dartington College of Arts, promoted in association with Peninsula Arts.
Conference committee: Anthony Caleshu, John Hall, Mark Leahy, Tony Lopez