Thursday, March 15, 2018

Our Vision and Goal for Let's Talk About it!

The Let’s Talk About It! project is two-fold. 

First, we want to host a contest through the League of Minnesota Poets (LOMP) that seeks poems from victims of sexual abuse. The submission time period is between May 1st, 2018 and ending July 31, 2018.  More information to follow. We would offer contributors an opportunity to submit their work for an anthology, as well. The winners of the contest would be put into the anthology and offered a free copy.

Many victim/survivors of abuse feel they don’t have a voice.  They may want to speak about their experience, but don’t want to go on television, are not celebrities, and may even choose to be anonymous.  But, they want their voice heard. The anthology will be an avenue for victims to speak, to read what others have to say and not feel alone and to perhaps heal in the reading of the anthology.

Second: Let’s Talk About it! is the name of a poetry anthology that we would like to put together. The collected poems will be submitted by victims of sexual abuse and gathered from around the nation through this contest and through submittable. More information to follow.

This anthology seeks to encourage readers to better understand the impact that sexual abuse has on victims. We will include statistics about sexual abuse and possibly poet’s stories/biographies within the work.

We seek sponsors to join our project and to widen our audience. Our goal is to give away many/most of the books, first to the poets submitting for the anthology.  We will hold events in the Twin Cities area where people who attend will have the chance to purchase a copy. 

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