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Call for submissions: Bringing Joy


August 6, 2021

United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo will visit the Northland Oct. 18, 2021. Through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, the Bringing Joy Committee will create an e-book dedicated to art and poetry inspired by Harjo’s work. Local writers and artists are invited to submit work inspired by Harjo for publication in this anthology. Those whose work is chosen will receive a free copy of the e-book as well as entry into a drawing to attend Harjo’s reading and a feast at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College that day.

Eligibility is limited to writers and artists living in Carlton County, St. Louis County, and the Native nations which share that geography, and any students enrolled in local colleges or area K-12 schools.

To submit, please send up to four poems pasted in the body of an email or four high-quality photos of artwork pasted in the body of an email to [email protected] no later than September 1, 2021. Any submissions sent after that date will not be considered.

In your email, please include the following:

Your name, address, and phone number

The title of a work by Harjo that inspired your piece(s)

A bio of 30 words or shorter, in third person

“Bringing Joy: A Local Literary Welcome” is made possible by a collaboration of local organizations.


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