Something new for me, serving as a selection Juror for SEAF

I have accepted an invitation to be a juror for the Literary Art exhibit at SEAF (Seattle Erotic Art Festival) for 2012.  Last year both Roxy and I submitted work and were accepted as exhibitors.  Seeing my story in print was a huge high, but reading it to an appreciative audience surpassed even that.  So, I was going through my works in progress to see which I thought might make the cut this year when the invitation landed in my email.

After a few days of pondering, and the reassurance that I would have a chance to read some of my work at the festival, I decided to go for it.  This is a new role, not anything I’ve ever done before, so it should be a great learning experience.  It will also be a great networking experience. I know two of the other judges, but the other 2 are new to me.  They are predominantly poets, and I think I’ll be the only short story writer on the jury.  This will be a great opportunity to learn something about the process and about the lit art scene in Seattle.  And, this is the 10th anniversary of SEAF, so it’s going to be a very good time to be involved.

For more information about the 2012 Seattle Erotic Art Festival, check out their home page.  The Festival will be held on two weekends this year, from June 16 to June 24th.  For more information about the Literary Exhibit, check out this page.  Submissions will be accepted starting February 1st, ending March 10th.

Follow SEAF on twitter at @seattle_erotic, find them on Facebook, and check out their extensive website.  They’re calling for volunteers of all kinds now, so if you want to get involved with this event, don’t be shy!

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