The link above opens for submissions on June 16th!
Welcome to the third Challenge of 2021, GREAT WAVE!
We hope you're enjoying the Year of Art
Renee and Denise are your hosts this month. All of us at WEP are hoping to see a repeat of the robust challenge overflowing with creativity and inspiration that was FREEDOM MORNING. The world is still reeling from the events of the past year, but we hope all of you are finding joy in your lives despite the ever-present Covid-19 which just won't let go!
As only Direct Links are now posted, you don't have to add DL after your name. You all caught onto that very quickly!
Once again, we're going with WEP lite. That means:
- Comment counting. We rely on your goodwill to read as many entries as you can, remembering how it sucks if only 2 people read yours. Don't let this happen! We applaud you for reading as many posts as you were able.
- Blurbs. Blurbs are a lot of work. We'll hold off on them again until further notice.
- Constant post monitoring. We'll still try to check the website and C-Box daily, but for urgent queries, email Denise at firstname.lastname@example.org OR Renee at email@example.com. That way we have the time zones covered.
- Shortlist created by the team and judging by Nick Wilford
- Winners' post announcement
- Winner's Guest post on topic of their choice
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C. Lee McKenzie, Author
It’s all about what’s real and happening in C. Lee McKenzie’s novels. Her young adult- crossover books take on modern issues everyone faces in their daily lives. Her story about illiteracy, Double Negative, was voted as one of the best top ten Young Adult books in 2019. Her other books, The Princess of Las Pulgas, Sudden Secrets and Not Guilty are out to four and five star reviews.
She’s a traveler, someone who loves to eat her garden-grown produce and has never met a dog or cat she can resist.
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Norman Rockwell was an American artist and illustrator, widely known for his illustrations for the Saturday Evening Post. This particular artwork – The Freedom of Speech, was created as a part of a series called The Four Freedoms based on a wartime speech given by FDR. The painting depicts a young, working class man standing up and expounding his ideas to a group of older, white-collar men. It was inspired by Rockwell’s visit to a town meeting where a man rose to voice an unpopular view. Read more about the Four Freedoms and explore Norman’s other works here.
This prompt has rich possibilities. Particularly topical as authorities have veered towards authoritarianism and people across the world have exploded in unrest.
Books have been banned and burnt, film shows have been mobbed by fundamentalists, newspapers/editors have been gagged, cartoonists have been shot dead, journalists and activists jailed or killed for trying to voice ideas, question authority and inform the public. Controversies on the role of social media and internet have further muddied the waters.
On the other hand, there have been fearless voices rising and speaking out. From celebrities like Meryl Streep and Greta Thunberg to lesser known but equally important local citizens and activists
But, just as the young man in Norman’s immortal work, your interpretation need not have the huge sweep or weight of world affairs.
It can equally be a small town teenager speaking up against a bully, a young woman rising to defend a project idea to her employer, a marginalised community representative finding a spot on the local radio station.
Even a writer fighting a proposed cut by their editors - yes, you can go meta! ‘A million ways to be, you know that there are!’ :)
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