Saturday, July 11, 2009

'Sandstorm Gallery' Seeks Jersey Shore Writers

A Local Partner Gallery in the National Gallery of Writing

(POINT PLEASANT, NJ) –Writers from the Jersey Shore region, in conjunction with a nationwide endeavor hosted by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), are gearing up to display their compositions in the Sandstorm Gallery of Jersey Shore Creative Writers.

Gallery curator Steve Peacock of Point Pleasant invites and encourages writers from Ocean and Monmouth counties to submit their work to the Sandstorm Gallery, a Local Partner Gallery in the NCTE-hosted National Gallery of Writing. “The goal of the Sandstorm Gallery is to showcase the talents of creative writers, poets, and other lovers of language from the Jersey Shore region,” Peacock says. “As its name implies, this gallery seeks to entice the talents of local artists adept at whipping up and unleashing a storm of language and beauty.”

Peacock, a former Washington, DC, journalist, late last year completed Georgian Court University’s dual certification program and now is a state-certified Teacher of English and Teacher of Students with Disabilities. He is the author of Hotel Dick, a memoir of his earlier career as a hotel detective—traditionally known as a “hotel dick”—of the Helmsley Palace in New York City.

As a Local Partner Gallery in the National Gallery of Writing, Peacock and the Sandstorm Gallery will join NCTE in celebrating composition in all its forms and demonstrating how integral writing has become to daily life in the 21st century.

The deadline for submissions is Sept. 8, International Literacy Day. Compositions accepted for the Sandstorm Gallery will be unveiled when the National Gallery opens for public viewing on October 20, 2009, the National Day on Writing.