An open call to St. Johns University faculty for short
pieces of fiction, non-fiction, or poetry pertaining to the greater
New York waterfront.
St. Johns University is sponsoring the exhibition Silent
Beaches, Untold Stories: New York City’s Forgotten Waterfront.
The Institute for Writing Studies is hosting a reading on
October 29th, 2013, curated by Underwater New York, and
would be honored to feature waterfront related work by St. Johns
About Silent Beaches, Untold Stories: New York
City’s Forgotten Waterfront
New York City’s relationship to its watery environs is vital to
understanding its evolution. A recent renewal of interest in New
York City’s geographical and topographic history and an increasing
focus on its waterfronthas inspired Silent Beaches, Untold
Stories: New York City’s Forgotten Waterfront, an
interdisciplinary exhibition exploring waterfront areas that are
remote, neglected, or little known to the general public and which
have experienced long and sometimes tumultuous relationships with
New York City’s changing needs. The exhibition will be a result of
an investigation into what these remote waterfront areas reveal
about New York City’s past and present environment, industry, and
culture as experienced through a selection of historical and
contemporary photographs, maps, documents, artifacts, prints,
drawings, film, and interactive displays. The exhibition will take
place at St. Johns University Yeh Gallery from September 3rd
through November 9th, 2013.
About Underwater New York
Underwater New Yorkis a
digital journal of stories, art and music. Artists and
storytellers have long drawn inspiration from our cityscape, but
underneath the water’s surface is another landscape entirely,
ranging from the whimsical (a runaway giraffe, a fleet of ice cream
trucks, an upright Formica dinette) to the historical (the
steamship Princess Anne, the remnants of Coney
Island’s Dreamland). Underwater New York curates
an ever-growing list of underwater objects, discovered by divers
and scientists, detectives and engineers, environmentalists and
everyday city-dwellers, and the stories these objects evoke.
We invite you to dive in.
Select an object from our list and
create something. All that we require is that you remain true to
the object with your story – i.e. if it was found in Coney Island
Creek, keep the object anchored there .
*Accepted submissions will be published on the Underwater
New York website and/or presented during the Silent
Beaches reading. Please submit before September 15,
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR PARTICIPATING!