AAMPlification is published bi-weekly. The next deadline for submissions is March 5.
If there is anything that you would like to have listed in the newsletter be sure to
prepare it and send it to news(AT)aamp.ca by the first or third Friday of the month. To
learn more about AAMP and to be added to the newsletter listing write to info(AT)aamp.ca.
As the newsletter grows, sections may also include headings such as funding and
awards,resources, and more news items.
We are excited to see this newsletter become an exciting new way to connect the Mount
Pearl arts community and the citizen who enjoy the arts. Please feel free to forward the
newsletter to anyone interested!
Greetings from the Chair
I apologize for the delay in circulating the February newsletters. Our editor is on
vacation (in Vancouver to watch the Olympics, actually. GO CANADA!) and while I tried to
fill her shoes, it took me longer than I expected to put together the newsletter this
In March, we will be changing to a different newsletter format and you may get an email
asking you to confirm your subscription to our newsletter. If that happens, it’s not
spam, it’s AAMP trying to find a way to get you your information more efficiently.
AAMP is making a lot of changes on our website and in our event planning over the next
couple of months and you can expect to see a lot of new content online and a lot more
events (for both kids and adults) on a regular basis.
I look forward to seeing you at our events or on our webpage soon!
1) MARCH EVENTS
a) Author Visit and Presentation
Young Adult Author Lori Weber, author of ‘If You Live Like Me’ will be giving a reading
and a presentation on March 3 at 7:00PM at the Ross King Memorial Library. This event is
free and open to the public. This should be of particular interest to young writers
since she will be talking about researching and writing her book, and she will be
offering creative writing tips. Call the library 368-3603 for more information about the
session. See www.lori-weber.com for more information about the author.
b) Writing Group Meeting
March 10, 7:30 at the Ross King Memorial Library
The AAMP Writing Group is an informal group for writers who are interested in a monthly
meeting to chat with other writers, try some writing exercises and maybe share some of
their current work. Whether you have written a few sentences or a few novels, please
feel free to join us.
This is not a critique group, it’s a writers’ hangout. Email info[at]aamp[dot]ca or visit
the event page on Facebook – http://tinyurl.com/AAMPWritingGroup
c) Annual General Meeting
Our Annual General Meeting will be held at 7:30pm on March 28 at Mount Pearl City Hall.
This is your chance to have your say about AAMP will operate in 2010. What would you
like to see happen? Do you have event ideas? Come talk to us on March 28.
Are you passionate about the arts? Are you full of ideas but you have nowhere to put
them? Join the AAMP board and make a difference for artists in Mount Pearl. We are
holding the board elections at the AGM on March 28, and all nominations must be received
at info[at]aamp[dot]ca by March 14. See aamp.ca/electioninfo for more information on the
2) NEW WEBSITE DESIGN
Our AAMP geeks have been working all week on incorporating a new WordPress template into
aamp.ca. We think this template wil help us to bring more fun to our site and update
more frequently. We ask for your patience while we move things around, and we hope you
like the results.
a) Friday Writing Challenge
Watch aamp.ca every Friday for a new writing challenge. Read the first one at
Starting in /March/April we will be hosting monthly columns of all sorts on the AAMP
website. If you have an area of the arts (everything from kids’ crafts to fine arts)
that you want to share with the AAMP community, contact info[at]aamp[dot]ca with a column
proposal(a short description of your column idea, plus your ideal schedule. These are
volunteer at the moment, but we are seeking funding to pay a stiped per column.
c) Guest Posts
Got something to say about your corner of the arts world? Send us a short (3-5 line)
summary of your idea and we’ll tell you if we can publish it.
What’s are you up to in the arts? We really want to tell everyone about your work, but
we need YOU to give us the details. Please email info[at]aamp[dot]ca with information about
your event/current project and we’ll do what we can to promote it!
e) Artist Profiles
We’re also starting a new regular feature on aamp.ca, Artist Profiles. Artists – please
watch your email for your questions. The sooner you answer them, the sooner we can post
them. It is our goal to profile every AAMP artist by the end of the year.
a) Film Festival
AAMP would like to congratulate Philip David Hogan for winning the viewers choice award
at the 5th annual Frosty Film Festival for his film Rain. Thank you to all the film
makers for letting us share their wonderful films and thanks to everyone for coming out
and making it a great evening
4) Arts funding opportunities
a) The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council (NLAC) is now accepting applications for
its Professional Project Grants Program (for individual artists, groups, and non-profit
arts organizations) deadline: March 16, 2010 (projects must start on/after 15 May 2010).
Contact the NLAC for an application form and details: The Newman Building, 1 Springdale
Street, St. John’s, 726-2212 or toll free 1 (866) 726-2212 (NL only), www.nlac.nf.ca,
5) UPCOMING EVENTS
a) MJMM Reading
The Spring Michael J. McCarthy Memorial Reading will be held on April 21, 2010 at 7:30pm
at the Ross King Memorial Library. Please contact info[at]aamp[dot]ca if you would like
to read at this event.
b) Sci-Fi On The Rock Convention
Sci-Fi on the Rock is Newfoundland & Labrador’s premiere science fiction & fantasy
convention. Our 4th Convention takes place on April 17th and 18th of 2010 at the Holiday
Inn in St. John’s.
6) FEATURED LINKS- MUSIC
And while you are in the mood for more great music, have a listen to The Mountains and
The Trees - www.rockandroots.com
7) Twitter/Facebook Fan Page
If you are on Twitter, please follow @ArtsMountPearl so we can keep you updated on the
latest AAMP news.
Our Facebook Fan Page is now up, please join us there – http://tinyurl.com/AAMPFan