After three brainstorming sessions and a questionnaire that elicited 121 responses,
VoiceCatcher is ready to take a major step in its reorganization. Since the majority of you told us you wanted publishing and public reading opportunities, we are going to experiment with an online journal of poetry, prose, and art with a roll-out date of October 2012.
Our dream is to make this a quarterly journal in 2013 and schedule readings for contributors throughout the year. As many of you suggested, we hope to add an open mic to these events.
Dream to reality…
First of all, we need a Managing Editor who will help us create the journal’s submission guidelines and manage the selection, editing, and publication process. She would also staff each issue with a rotation of assistant editors who would be responsible for one issue. The Managing Editor is a board position with a commitment of at least one year.
Second, we need an Events Coordinator to schedule and organize our public readings, art exhibits, workshops, and other community events.
Then, we need a Website Editor to manage the content of our website/blog and engage
writers to fill its pages with lively material that will connect and inspire our community.
We’re also looking for a Website Developer and Graphic Designers to help create VoiceCatcher’s brand across our Facebook page, our website/blog, and our new online publication.
Who are our volunteers?
Since our questionnaire was anonymous, we know that an impressive number of you volunteered for these positions and other opportunities, but we don’t know who you are. So, would you contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us:
1. What position and/or volunteer opportunity you’d like to take on.
2. The skills and experience you bring to VoiceCatcher and why you’d like to join us.
Deadline is May 11. The board will review this information and let you know how we’re proceeding.
We’re committed to our mission of inspiring, empowering, and connecting women writers and artists in greater Portland/Vancouver. We’ll be thrilled and honored to have you help us do just that!
Tiffany Abrams, Mary Kibbe, Carolyn Martin, Lisa Sudo
Board of Directors