Electricity is on the move. So, too, is language. The 'Lectric Collective is interested in orchestrating collisions between the language arts and other art forms, to re-establish a kinetic relationship among them, and to ignite artistic mobility through its diverse contemporary vehicles. We are devoted to process and the healthy continuation of artistic junctions.

Together, the collective has written one collaborative chapbook (One Hundred), a short play (Breadsongs), has created a variety of visual works, and curated a number of events, detailed on the PROJECTS page.

The collective was formed by Jillian Roberts, Kelsa Trom, and Sarah Rothberg in March 2010. They once resided happily together in Oakland, CA and are now scattered between San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Brooklyn.

April 12, 2011

The 'Lectric Collective Opens Submissions for Readers!


For the fourth installment of the Ekphastic! reading series, to be held June 23, the 'Lectric Collective is going Extra Public. Which means, we're opening the first reading slot for submissions. In the past, opening readers have been younger poets who are at an early point in their careers and are interested in the greater creative community. If you are accepted, we will distribute your work to a group of hand-selected artists who then create an original piece in conversation with your language. Past works have been made in media as diverse as illustration, sculpture, painting, sound, video and photography.

Submission Criteria:
You have never published a full-length book and no more than one chapbook.
You live close enough to Oakland, CA to be able to make it to the reading.
You are interested in interartistic collaboration and in regenerations between media.

Poetry should be sent as an attachment with no identifying information (including the file name) so that we can anonymize the submission process.

Please send 5 pages of poetry to 'lectriccollective@gmail.com by April 17th, 2011.