The words are coming thick and fast …

anthony_jano_2002The planning for Fire & Ink III: Cotillion has been well under way for over a year — but now that planning is hitting full steam.

We’ve just received a bucketful of abstracts on topics so fierce we’re going to make you wait on bated breath for a minute before we drop it on ya.

Fire & Ink’s Board of Directors is getting together with a group of our extended planning team for a Fire & Ink 2009 Board Retreat in Austin, Texas, from January 9-11th. We’ll be reviewing submissions, enjoying the scenery at Alma de Mujer Center for Social Change, and checking out Sharon Bridgforth’s production of delta dandi, her newest performance piece happening in Austin, Texas, that same weekend.

Our plates will certainly be full all weekend and, just like this October, it will be well worth the trip.

But just because the Abstracts deadline has passed doesn’t mean you’ve missed your opportunity to get in on the hottest ticket in arts and letters since, well, Fire & Ink I. Full proposals are due March 6th so download the Request for Proposals and let your ideas flow.

We’ll also be accepting submissions from writers for various events soon, so keep your eyes out for more news and get on the list to stay updated!

Want to get even more involved? Fire & Ink is looking for volunteers from across the country to help us put on the show! Contact us to find out more information about volunteer opportunities both at the Cotillion and all year round!

Are you still on the fence about heading down to Texas this fall? Hope Warrior Jomama Jones will be there and hopes to spend some time with you. Now you wouldn’t want to disappoint Jomama would you? Nah. We didn’t think so. Check out her video below:

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