Call for Creative Nonfiction – Mental Health America of Illinois

Hi everyone,
Those of you who attended the literary stage events on Opening Weekend of the 2014 San Mateo County Fair will remember Mary Ruth Coffey, who won first place in the Memoir Contest. Mary flew all the way from Chicago to join us and we were thrilled to have her. I think her project announcement is intriguing and wanted to share it with all of you. If you’re interested, please contact Mary directly.

Bardi Rosman Koodrin
Literary Director, Fine Arts Galleria at the San Mateo County Fair

Subject: Storytelling Project for Wellness – Call for Writing and Art

Dear Writing and Artist Friends,

I am pleased to announce that I am producing a storytelling and visual arts project at and for Mental Health America of Illinois. We are accepting 24 creative nonfiction stories of recovery and journey toward mental wellness, and will recruit 24 artists to partner with the storytellers to interpret them through a visual art piece. Attached are two pieces: “Call for Storytellers”; and “Call for Artists”. I hope you will consider participating in this important awareness project, raising funds for youth and community wellness, and please share with your writing and visual arts friends.

Detailed information is provided in each attached “Call for Entries”, so please review carefully and submit as called for. Of course, however, do not hesitate to contact me for further information.

Cheers, good health, namaste,

Mary Ruth

Mary Ruth Coffey
Executive Director
Mental Health America of Illinois

Mary Ruth Coffey | 312.622.3891

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