Sundress Reading Series Seeks Readers for Summer 2021

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From June to August, 2021, the Sundress Reading Series will continue online via Zoom. Applications to participate as a reader are open and the deadline to apply is April 6, 2021. 

The Sundress Reading Series is an award-winning literary reading series usually hosted on-ground in Knoxville, TN, just miles from the Great Smoky Mountains. An extension of Sundress Publications and the Sundress Academy for the Arts, the Sundress Reading Series features nationally-recognized writers in all genres from around the US while also supporting local and regional nonprofits. 

Our readings take place the last Wednesday of every month from 7-8PM EST.  The spring series will be streamed June 30th, July 28th, and August 25th.

We are currently seeking readers with books recently released—or to be released in 2021—with an emphasis on marginalized voices especially BIPOC writers, trans and nonbinary writers, and writers with disabilities. To apply to read for the summer, send 6-8 pages of poetry or 8-15 pages of prose, a 100-word bio, CV (optional), and a ranking of preferred reading dates to with the subject line reads “Reading Series Application.” Please note if you are a member of one of the above-mentioned marginalized communities

Those selected will be notified by April 15, 2020. Readers will receive publicity across Sundress Publications’ social media channels in the lead up to their event, and, thanks to a grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission, Sundress is now able to compensate readers $50 for their services. 

Find our more or to view some of our past readers and schedules, visit us our website.

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