OKay...so here's the deal. My day job is Education Director of the Rockford Area Arts Council and I am in charge of Advocacy for "Arts in Education Month"...which starts tomorrow.
Every day during the month of March, I want to publish short stories on the "Arts4All" Blog of the Rockford Register Star (I am one of the writers). I want stories about how the arts have positively impacted your life. Stories about the arts in schools would be great. But really any story that brings home the value of the arts...thus why we need to keep arts in schools.
I have put out email blasts but few have responded. Some have told me they aren't writers. At first I thought I could interview and write the stories myself, but life has gotten in the way and I just can't. I have to try to have some of these ready to go while I go out of town for a family emergency.
That's when I thought I should reach out to my writer friends at Open Salon.
To participate, please do a post with "Artsy" in the title and/or, send me the link...or send a PM with your story. You can even write a really long comment and I'll copy it. You will get credit for the story and if you wish, a link to your blog at OS.