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Regional Call for Submissions: Breastfeeding Poetry and Shorts for LA Open Mic

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Seeking poems and short pieces inspired by breastfeeding for World
Breastfeeding Week 2011 event!

We want to see the Los Angeles breastfeeding landscape represented. We encourage diverse participation from all across the spectrum - nursing mothers, partners and families of nursing mothers, health professionals, lactivists, anyone who can remember and verbalize their experience being breastfed! Your experience can be past, current or future. The more voices, the more experiences, the more truths, the more stories - the better!

Written pieces should be:
- related to and ultimately positive towards breastfeeding (doesn't have to be literal or sugar-coated)
- short (performed in 3 mins)
- no crazy foul or violent language as youngsters may be present
- if you are not comfortable performing your piece, we have hosts available to read for you

Pieces to be shared at an Open Mic Night celebrating World Breastfeeding Week 2011
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Viento y Agua Coffee House
4007 East 4th Street
Long Beach, CA 90814

Event is sponsored by Breastfeeding Task Force of Greater Los Angeles

** We will be holding a free writing workshop prior to event (date, time TBA) open to the public - anyone who either needs help writing a piece or wants to workshop something they have.

** Contact Person:
Celine Malanum, LEC
Email: lamamaluna(at)
[replace(at) with @ when sending e-mail]
Phone: 917.345.5297

Jessica DeVoe Riley, MS, is a special educator in rural California. Her writing has won the South West Writers competition and is published in Thema and Marginalia. She currently writes for the Council for Exceptional Children’s Reality 101 blog for new teachers. You can reach her through her personal blog, All Rileyed Up, or follow her on Twitter.

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