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Amendment Literary and Art Journal is proud to host our fourth annual Film Festival on Friday, April 26th at 7:00 pm at VCU’s Temple Building, room #1165.
The event will feature entirely student-made films on social, cultural, political, and progressive themes. Names of filmmakers/films to be announced soon!
This event is free and open to the public.
Submissions are now open for our fourth annual Film Festival! Any VCU Student can email any film or video work to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 6th to be considered. We are seeking work on social, cultural, political, and progressive themes.
Thank you to everyone who came out to the Ablation release event! Click the photo above to be taken to a Facebook album with photos from the event. If you’d like a copy of Ablation, our chapbook produced with the Medical Literary Messenger about Medicine & Justice, swing by the Student Media Center (817 W. Broad St.) Monday-Friday 10-5.
We are thrilled to announce the release event for the Fall 2018 edition of Amendment! The event will be held at VCU’s Anderson Gallery on Friday, November 30th from 7-9 pm. Refreshments will be served, and the event is free and open to the public. Come out to get your free copies of the book and hear live readings of literature pieces from the book’s contributing writers! Click the poster above to see it full-sized. This also serves as the official announcement of our spectacular cover art for this year’s book: “On Sight” by D’Anna Lee.
We formally invite you to WON’T SHUT UP! a flash literary event on Friday, September 28th from 7-9 pm at the Student Commons. Come enjoy creative writing prompts, snacks, and raising a ruckus about social injustice! This event marks your last chance to submit your poetry, prose, and other pieces before the deadline! We will be publishing the work submitted at this event in our Fall 2018 publication! Until you can get your hands on our new issue, these brilliant works can be read on the “Won’t Shut Up!” page.
We are so excited to finally share our newest project with you; a collaboration between Amendment and the Medical Literary Messenger! MLM, which is the literary journal for the MCV students, will be working with us this fall to produce a chapbook using literary and art from undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty. Check out this page to learn more information about the project, or click here to see the poster!
A new poster with the cover from our latest journal is here to let you all know it’s time to start sending in your submissions for our Fall 2018 publication! We are accepting writing or art of any genre or medium that discusses or relates to social issues. If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com
ALSO, if you haven’t gotten the chance to read our Fall 2017 journal, check it out here!
The FB album from our Literature and Flash Art Event with
@pwatem is now UP! If you were there, you may see yourself in a few photos and if you couldn’t make it, happy browsing!!! Thank you to everyone who was able to come out on Saturday to support Amendment and Pwatem, as well as all the wonderful artists who made this event a success! Also, a video of the live performances are available HERE on our YouTube channel.
We are hosting a Collaborative Art and Literature Event on February 24th at 7 pm with our sister publication Poictesme Literary Journal! The event consists of multiple pairs of writers and artists. Each writer will read their work while their corresponding artists interprets the writer’s work and creates artwork inspired by it. This will be our first time EVER having this event and would love for you to come out to support us and the amazing artists who are participating. The event page is linked here, so let us know if you will be stopping by!
IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN!!!
We’re opening our inbox to all of you creative and talented VCU students who like to make film and video art! We know you are ready to send your masterpieces into our eagerly waiting hands, but in case you’re a little hesitant, there is a $100 GRAND PRIZE!!! We hope that settles any indecisions you may have had about submitting. The only requirement for submissions is that they discuss a topical social, cultural, or political issue! Any and all genres of film and video art are welcome! The submission deadline is April 13th, so you have some time to get your video together! Email your work, as well as any questions or concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Journals and Photos
Our 2017 Journal Release Event was great! All of us here at Amendment want to thank everyone who was able to come out last Friday! We are proud of what we accomplished this year with our 2017 Journal and are so lucky we got to share that with you. If you missed the event or still have not gotten to see a copy of our 2017 Journal, check out the photo album from the event here and the Showcase video here.
Folks, it is finally HERE! The release event for our 2017 Journal is on Friday, December 8th from 6-8 pm in the Student Media Center Annex located at 817 W. Broad St. Our space will be wonderfully decorated, with plenty of food, entertainment, and readings from authors published in the book and published art on view in a slideshow. Stop by to have some fun and pick up a copy of our journal! Check out the event page by clicking on the title link, “2017 Release Event,” to let us know if we will get to see you there!
Stranger than Fiction is happening this Friday, October 27th, from 6 pm-8 pm at the Tompkins McCaw Library! This year, Poictesme Literary Journal‘s Stranger than Fiction event is a collaboration between the us and the other SMC Organizations and we couldn’t be more excited! Check out the poster or event page for more information. Hope to see you there! 🕸🕷
“Devoted to Difference” is our first zine of the new year made with the help our brand new Zine Committee and staff! The theme of this zine is free speech due to the recent social climate and current events revolving around freedom and democracy. Click the below above to check it out!
Take a look at our brand new, amazing Call for Submissions poster! You will be seeing these around campus for the next few weeks as our deadline for submissions for consideration in the Fall Journal 2017 gets closer. If you aren’t sick of this flier yet, click on the link to see it larger and get the information if you would like to submit to us!
Our last zine of the Spring 2017 Semester is titled, “Don’t Lose Your Head,” and reveals the need for people to think critically while looking beyond the surface of certain issues with our environment and society.
Use the link above to check it out or to see other past issues, click on the “Quick Zines” tab under “Art.”
Films, Photos, and the Winner
Our 2nd Annual Film Festival was a success and we hope you got to attend. The Amendment staff collectively chose the film, “My Chaos,” as the winner of the Film Festival. If you missed the event, but still want to see the amazing films that were shown, they are available in the “2017” tab under “Multimedia.
We have also uploaded an album of photos from the event, which are available here.
Last year we started our annual film festival to showcase multimedia work and films by VCU students that promote and prompt discussion on progressive ideas.
Come join us at the Depot (814 W. Broad St.) from 7-9pm on Saturday, April 29 for this free event to view some amazing short films made by VCU students about topical, social issues. There will be films, food, and good conversation! Use the link above to go the Facebook event page for more information.
We filmed in the Compass to find out what people in the VCU community were angry about with our Soapbox video project. The purpose of the project is to dive into the minds of the people we see everyday and figure out what they think about current events and our society. The video will premiere at our 2nd Annual Amendment Film Festival. Click the title link to find out more and view our previous Soapbox Sessions.
Amendment’s awesome, April zine is titled, “Free Melania,” which highlights issues with gender and our government. To view this issue, click “April Zine.”