The Artellewa Arab Collaboration Project will bring together six artists and writers from countries of the Arab uprisings in Cairo to collaboratively develop a creative project over a ten-week residency, from March 15 – May 31, 2012. Artellewa aims to create a space for reflection during this time of transition; a space for rejuvenation of ideas and progressive thought; a space for dialogue and exchange between artists who have experienced different modes of uprising and resistance. The project aims to strengthen a network that can envision a new Arab World in which cooperation and collaboration across national borders is normalized.
The deadline’s Feb 5 and you can follow them at @artellewa.
Call for Cycling Literature
From Dr. Alon Raab:
We, Professors Elmar Schenkel, Jinhua Li and I, are co-editing a special section for World Literature Today featuring global literature on that most amazing vehicle of transportation and transformation, the bicycle. Previous anthologies have devoted 90% of their pages to writings by American and European males. We will include writings from lands rich in cycling traditions such as China, Turkey, India and Cameroon, by men and women. We are seeking additional poems, stories, sections from novels, essays (as well as references to the bicycle in plays, music, and plays.)
Dr. Raab is also looking for your suggestions: What’s the great Arab bicycle story? He can be contacted at akraab – at – ucdavis.edu.
Deadline for The Times Stephen Spender Prize 2012 is June 1. You must translate a poem from any language, classical or modern, into English. Give it a go!
Deadline for the next issue of Asymptote is Feb 15, but that’s for original work in English, about “the unsaid.” Translations are considered year-round. Check out their submissions guidelines here.
Also, the deadline for articles about “Translation and the Arab World” (for In Other Words) is March 1.