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‘Generations’ writing project seeks authors


The Las Cruces Arts and Cultural District is teaming up with the Downtown Las Cruces Partnership to introduce the Generations Community Writing Project, and they are calling for submissions.

The project, according to a news release, “aims to unite literary artists from diverse backgrounds and generations, providing them with a platform to create, share, and celebrate the rich literary talent within the community.”

"We believe that literature has the power to bridge generational divides and create meaningful connections within our community," Jeffrey Stewart, the LCACD chair, stated in the announcement.

Writers age 18 and older who live in Doña Ana County will be paired with an individual at least 20 years apart from them in age, and the pairs will explore past, present and future as themes through prose, poetry, drama, song and writing.

DLCP assistant director Susan Cabello stated in the news release that the project aspires “to foster collaboration and creative expression across different age groups while highlighting the rich cultural heritage of Las Cruces.”

Participation will require two mandatory in-person events, consisting of an April 6 orientation session and reading of the works. Musicians who participate will be required to attend a rehearsal. The works are to be submitted May 9. Selected writers will receive memorabilia and have their works showcased at the reading, scheduled for May 18 and the Rio Grande Theatre downtown.

Applications are accepted online (click here) with a deadline of 11:59 p.m. on March 15. More information is available via Cabello at assistant@dlcp.org.

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