WCPA Seeks Submissions for A BABBLE OF VOICES (Deadline Extended)

In conjunction with Arts Hullabaloo, the Westcliffe Center for the Performing Arts will be hosting A BABBLE OF VOICES, a reading of original works by local and regional authors, on Thursday, October 5, 7pm at the Jones Theater. Co-sponsored by the West Custer County Library.

Literary works for A BABBLE OF VOICES are selected by a committee of judges who will anonymously score the entries. Judges are volunteers organized by the WCPA.

Please follow these steps to be considered for the 2023 A BABBLE OF VOICES.

  1. Writers must be from southern Colorado.
  2. Submit your original work by 5 pm, Friday, September 22, 2023.
  3. All pieces (fiction, non-fiction, essays, poetry, etc.) must be a maximum of 1000 words (double-spaced). Works over 1000 words will be automatically disqualified.
  4. All poems will be considered individually.  If you submit multiple poems, only those that are chosen can be read at the event.
  5. To qualify, you must be able to read your selection the evening of Thursday, October 5, 2023. By submitting you are agreeing to be livestreamed and/or recorded. All current COVID guidelines will be adhered to during the performance.
  6. Work should not be too graphic, profane or otherwise inappropriate for young audience members.
  7. We prefer unpublished work, but will consider published work that has not been previously performed in Custer County.
  8. Submit each piece individually using this email address: wcpa@jonestheater.com
  9. If you have questions, please call 719-783-3004 or email wcpa@jonestheater.com