PRESS RELEASE: The InTune Mother Project Launches IHOP – The International House of Poetry

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF POETRY

The TIM Center

432 NW 11th St

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73103

Phone: 405-600-5989

Fax: 405-735-9859

timcenter.org

RaShaunda Lugrand

info.intunemother@gmail.com

Phone: 405-795-3733

Location, Date: The TIM Center  invites Oklahoma City and surrounding areas to join us at our First Friday Fundraisers at “The International House of Poetry” beginning August 4, 2017 from 7p-10p through December 2017 at The TIM Center in the Sugar Loaf Lounge. RSVP and Poets can register online at timcenter.org

The International House of Poetry is a spoken word showcase that will feature local, national and international poets while benefiting The Intune Mother Project. There will be an open mic, food and drinks available by Cafe Do Brasil one of the event sponsors.

The TIM Center is a non profit, 21st century family wellness center. Where it is the goal of The InTune Mother Project – via The TIM Center, to raise awareness to aid in the the reduction of health related disparities among all people, yet without withholding special focus on the needs of the childbearing community, beginning with people of color. We are a designated Perinatal Safe Spot, designed with an innovate approach to perinatal health, reproductive justice, and community development.

Media contact:

RaShaunda Lugrand

info.intunemother@gmail.com

Phone: 405-795-3733

timcenter.org

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Call For Submissions

THE IHOP POETRY EVENTS SHOWCASES THE CREATIVITY OF RESIDENTS, VISITORS, & ARTISTS IN THE SURROUNDING MIDTOWN, OKLAHOMA CITY, AND VARIOUS AREAS OF OKLAHOMA, ITS SURROUNDING STATES, AND INTERNATIONAL SISTER CITIES. WE ARE COMBINING THE AREA’S DENSITY OF CULTURE, TALENT AND ARTISTIC APPEAL WITH ITS ENGAGED COMMUNITY WILL RESULT IN A COMMUNITY THAT REPRESENTS THE PLANNED VISION, LANDSCAPE & HIP CULTURAL VIBRANCY OF THE COLLABORATING PARTNERSHIPS OF MIDTOWN OKC BUSINESS OWNERS.

 

 

 

THE IHOP POETRY EVENTS SHOWCASES THE CREATIVITY OF RESIDENTS, VISITORS, & ARTISTS IN THE MIDTOWN URBAN AREA AND SURROUNDING AREAS. COMBINING THE AREA’S DENSITY OF CULTURE, TALENT AND ARTISTIC APPEAL WITH ITS ENGAGED COMMUNITY WILL RESULT IN A COMMUNITY THAT REPRESENTS THE PLANNED VISION, LANDSCAPE & HIP CULTURAL VIBRANCY OF THE COLLABORATING PARTNERSHIPS OF MIDTOWN OKC BUSINESS OWNERS.

AFTER THE JULY 30TH DEADLINE, A COMMITTEE WILL CHOOSE ARTISTS TO BE JUDGED PUBLICLY ON NOV. 3RD IN OUR SLAM COMPETITION.

THE 3 OVERALL WINNING POETS FROM THAT NIGHT WILL BE FEATURED IN OUR CULTURE KEEPER MAGAZINE AND DISPLAYED AT FUTURE IHOP FRIDAYS. WINNING POETS MAY BE USED FOR IHOP PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL AND PRODUCTS IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE POETS.

Note: This is an “unofficial” poetry competition. There is no expectation that any poet  will be adapted as a “Feature Poet”… (but who knows?!)

SUBMISSIONS BEGIN JULY 10TH.

DEADLINE: JULY 30TH AT 10PM.

TO SUBMIT ELECTRONICALLY:

EMAIL A HEADSHOT AND UP TO THREE POEMS IN VIDEO OR, WRITTEN SUBMISSION IN 12in FONT, WORD DOC, GOOGLE DOC, OR PDF FORMAT TO:

THETIMCENTER@GMAIL.COM

The information will not be made public; it will qualify you for certain award categories.



TO SUBMIT HARD COPIES:

DROP OFF YOUR HEADSHOT AND UP TO THREE POEMS IN PDF FORMAT TO:

THE TIM CENTER

432 NW 11TH ST OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73103

THURSDAY – SATURDAY 1pm – 7pm and SUNDAY 1pm – 5pm

FILL OUT THE SUBMISSION FORM PROVIDED AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE, PRINT IT OFF, AND PAPER CLIP IT TO YOUR SUBMISSION.

BY SUBMITTING YOUR POEMS TO THIS CONTEST, POETS AGREE TO ALLOW THE INTUNE MOTHER PROJECT TO MAKE PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL AND MAGAZINE STYLE PRODUCTS FROM SUBMITTED POETS. THE PROFITS OF THOSE PRODUCTS WILL BE EVENLY DISTRIBUTED BETWEEN THE TIM ORGANIZATION, THE PERSPECTIVE CAUSE  AND THE FUND FOR IHOP CULTURE KEEPER FRIDAYS.

EMAIL OBALAYE AT OM.THETIMCENTER@GMAIL.COM  OR RASHAUNDA AT RL.THETIMCENTER@GMAIL.COM WITH ANY QUESTIONS!

Remember! SLAM Competition Nov 3rd!

Submissions after the deadline will not be accepted.

SUBMIT YOUR REQUEST HERE

 

Youth Culture Keepers Camp 2017

Two Sets of Notes–

What happens when a child is given the wrong information about who they are… The generation parishes…

In our upcoming Youth Culture Keepers Camp, we are taking our participants on a fun and interactive journey through culturally centered literature, art, and community.

What are you waiting on to plant your seed in our upcoming 5 Day Culture Keepers Camp? 
What will your seed experience:
***Yoga and Meditation to bring focus, discipline, and clarity
***The Oral Tradition of Storytelling  to bring culture and eldership
***The Benefits of Communal Literacy to show the power of community through language and dialogue. 
And much much more…. 
One gift that can save any child’s life is the gift of reading… Particularly Black children. In addition, not only will reading save their lives, what they read will directly impact how they integrate themselves into society. If a child only reads stories that does not foster positive images of themselves, the child becomes uninterested in the foundational points of learning…. Which begins with learning how to read. 
Not learning how to read includes an emphasis on the negative school experiences of Black students, as well as statistics on the academic performance of the Black student population. Strategic tools to help educators and parents address the unique needs of Black students and ways of engaging parents to support the academic progress of their children are included in our 5 Day Youth Culture Keeper’s Camp. 
Underachievement is one of the most potent weapons that many Black students use to express their displeasure with the public school system. Let us help your student get a head start this school year…. 
#SOILLife #CultureKeepers2017 #CK2017 #SGAHomeschoolCoOp

www.SOILCultureKeepers.com