by Jennifer Hanley
The Writer’s Showcase held at Molly Malone’s, usually on the last Sunday of the month will hold its last showcase of its fourth year of existence November 11, 2007 at 8 p.m. The last showcase will be a submission based writer’s showdown where competitors meet six hours before the showcase to get writing prompts and characters and then write their story for the audience to judge the best story.
“We wanted to do something different this year,” said this year’s MC Jimi Fowler. “We hope to have a great turn out and I’m sure the audience will have a lot of fun.”
The Writer’s Showcase began October 2004 and has grown to a monthly event that includes local and national acts with a crowd of a hundred people or more. Fowler included the singer-songwriters aspect to the show to allow songwriters a chance to showcase their original music this year.
“We’re about supporting a diverse group of artists and the singer-songwriter component added that much more to the showcase,” said Fowler.
The Writer’s Showcase is just one of the many events that the non profit Art Sanctuary host and promotes. The mission of the group is to support local visual, performing, literary and culinary artists through special events, promotion and education. Another event that support this mission are the Amuse Les Sens soiree held quarterly and gives visual artists an outlet to display and sale their works as well as giving performing artists an audience. Other events include art lectures and collaborative shows.
“It is a positive atmosphere and gives writers a chance to have an audience that they might not have otherwise had,” Fowler said.
The Showcase is free and open to the public and the event starts at 8 p.m. For more information on the event or on Art Sanctuary, visit the website at http://art-sanctuary.org/.