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Arts + Literature Laboratory | Midwest Video Poetry Festival

Deadline July 15, 2021


Arts + Literature Laboratory is seeking work from poets, filmmakers, and artists for the 2021 Midwest Video Poetry Festival.

Arts + Literature Laboratory has brought creativity and community into the lives of thousands of people during our first four years in Madison through exhibitions, concerts, readings, and education programming for all ages. We bring together world-class artists, emerging and local artists, writers, musicians, and audiences for approximately two hundred events each year. In 2020, we moved to a new, larger location and launched the Midwest Video Poetry Fest.

Video poetry gives creators an opportunity to use one of our newest art forms–film–to expand one of our oldest art forms, poetry. This emerging and exciting format is adding to the rapidly growing audience for poetry in America. Leading up to the screenings, which will be part of the Wisconsin Book Festival in October of this year, Arts + Literature Laboratory (ALL) will be hosting free poetry video-making workshops and featuring video poetry on our ALL Review.

We are particularly interested in under-represented voices and works in any of the following categories: