The ‘American Dream’ becomes the ‘West Midlands Dream’…
Turning Point West Midlands and Writing West Midland are pleased to announce the artist Chris Poolman and writer Mark Ellis have been selected to undertake a series of journeys through the region, modelled on three great American literary journeys, producing a documentary film as they go and a collection of short stories and other writings. The great American stories to be followed through West Midlands’ journeys include The Grapes of Wrath and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Blue Highways by William Least Heat-Moon, and Mississippi Solo by Eddy L. Harris.
Follow their progress on : www.roadtripwestmidlands.com
We received a total of 78 proposals, many of them strong.
What we looked for in a proposal:
- The quality of work and evidence of commitment to a serious visual arts practice, and to creative writing
- The originality of the idea/concept proposed (the level of creativity and imagination applied and the likely impact on the artists and public)
- How the proposal embodied the ethos of the project; two artistic disciplines coming together and engaging people in new ways.
Wendy Law TPWM www.turningpointnetwork.org.uk
Jonathan Davidson WWM www.writingwestmidlands.org.