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Call for Submissions for Writing and Art:

The Ghost Town XPress is coming to Denton 
                                and 
You are Invited to Join in the Fun!
The Ghost Town Arts Collective is coming to UNT to hold a reading and exhibition in the Subway parking lot across from the Auditorium Building. We have a beautiful new mobile art gallery and we are coming to town to publish a limited edition, handmade anthology of text and images by local artists and writers. We will be in the parking lot from noon-4pm, and plan to hold a reading of work from the anthology from 2-4pm on Friday, March 27th.
What we want from you: print or duplicate 35 copies of your work (text or image) on standard 8.5 x 11 sheets of paper. You may choose to use an art paper instead of copy paper, but either is fine.
Submit these to by March 9 to Jean Roelke at UNT or Heidi Rushing in Sherman. During the week of March 9th, we will be holding a book binding workshop somewhere on campus (TBA) to collate and bind all 30 copies of the anthology, using the japanese stab-binding method. If you would like to participate in the bookbinding workshop, please let me know when you send me your work.
Ghost Town will be having an exhibition at Austin College sometime in late April (more on that soon), and this book project will be displayed as part of that exhibition. That show will be called “Booked” and will feature artist’s books, altered books, and art about books. Besides your submission to the Ghost Town Xpress project, we would like to invite you to participate in the Austin College Show. We like to hold readings at our shows, and you are also invited to read with us.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email Jean or come by her office at UNT (Lang. 408E). We hope you will all participate in this project. Ghost Town events are always a lot of fun. We love to collaborate with other creative people.
Thanks!
Jean Roelke, Ph.D.
Assistant Director of College Writing
Department of English
University of North Texas
1155 Union Circle # 311307
Denton, TX 76201
Heidi Rushing
Austin College, Forster Art Building Room 202
by mail: Heidi Rushing
900 N. Grand Avenue Suite 61603
Sherman, TX 75090

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