Thursday, March 18, 2004
POET IN RESIDENCE…The city of Pacific Grove is accepting applications for its second official poet-in-residence, the position that will be vacated by Weekly freelance writer Ryan Masters in July (after two years of sterling service, we might add). You must be a working poet whose household income falls below 80 percent of the county median—that ain’t hard for most poets, I reckon. The chosen bard will receive greatly reduced rent on the Whitney Latham-Lechich historic cottage, donated to the city by the late poetess to support community poetry. Applications may be picked up at PG City Hall, 300 Forest Ave., or the PG Library at 555 Central Ave. Deadline is April 30. For more info contact Julie Uretsky at 648-3190.
SCREENWRITING CONTEST DEADLINE…Get those prize-winning screenplays in fast to “Hollywood Connections 2004,” the Monterey County Film Commission’s annual screenwriting competition—entries must be postmarked by April 1. The contest is designed to give promising screenwriters access to professional critique and possible selling opportunities in LaLa land—top winners will have their scripts read by working producers, directors and literary agents. For details call 646-0910 or visit www.filmmonterey.org.