It would be a momentous challenge for us, as a very small group, to choose our very favorites from so many options—we need your help to choose which pieces to include in We'Moon! We also strongly believe that bringing in the opinions from the larger community is part of what makes We’Moon a beloved publication among such a broad spectrum of people.
We welcome all of you who know and love We’Moon to participate in the Selection Circles. Help us make We’Moon even better, by sharing with us your opinions about the art and writing we received as submissions.
We couldn’t gather in person, like we used to, so we stretched our grassroots, old-fashioned boundaries and took the circles online. The turnout was spectacular! Women from all over the world tuned in, and participation increased five-fold! We were able to garner the opinions from a wider diversity of women's cultures and experiences than ever before!
A large part of the magic of We’Moon is the ceremonial way that we all create her, together. It’s the same on Zoom. We begin every circle with song and altar setting, adding a new element to the altar at each of the 23 or so circles. We then have an introduction with instructions, a Q&A opportunity and short exploration of the theme for the edition we're jurying for. Then we dive into the work. We’ll show the art and writing on screen and will read the writings out loud to you. You will have a few short moments to score the piece through a provided multiple choice polling option, and then we’ll move on to the next piece.
Some of the circles will be for both art and writing, some will be for poetry and prose only. We will host circles at various times on various days of the week, hoping to land on some timeframes that work for you. Most of the circles will be scheduled for an hour and a half to two hours.
Our schedule for the circles will be from early-August to the end of the month.
Monday, August 7th from 2 pm–4 pm PDT
Thursday, August 10th from 10 am–12 pm PDT
Thursday, August 10th from 3 pm–4:30 pm PDT (Writing Only)
Sunday, August 13th from 12 pm–2 pm PDT
Monday, August 14th Updated time—> from 12 pm–2 pm PDT
Tuesday, August 15th from 10 am–12 pm PDT
Tuesday, August 15th from 3 pm–4:30 pm PDT (Writing only)
Wednesday, August 16th from 11 am–12:30 pm PDT (Writing only)
Wednesday, August 16th from 2 pm–4 pm PDT
Saturday, August 19th from 1 pm–3 pm PDT
Saturday, August 19th from 4 pm–5:30 pm PDT (Writing Only)
Sunday, August 20th from 10am–12pm PDT
Sunday, August 20th from 1pm–2:30pm PDT (Writing only)
Wednesday August 23rd from 11 am–1pm PDT
Wednesday August 23rd from 3 pm–5pm PDT
Thursday August 24th from 10am–12pm PDT
Thursday August 24th from 2pm–3:30pm PDT (Writing only)
Friday August 25th from 9:30am–11:30am PDT
GRAND FINALE: Saturday, August 26th from 1 pm–3 pm ± PDT
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This is a recurring webinar, so the same link will be used for every session.
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– Your video will not be displayed. Only the hosts will have video and audio capabilities.
– You will be able to type questions into the Q&A window, but your microphone will be disabled.
– We’ll show you a piece of art or writing (the writings will be read aloud, as well. If you prefer to not hear the reader, you can turn the volume down on your device.)
– Then, we will activate a simple multiple-choice poll, with 5 options: On a scale of one to five, how much do you like this piece? Five hearts is the highest rating. The poll is only available through the app, please download the Zoom app to give us your opinions. It won’t appear if you are viewing through your browser.
– We’ll give you a moment or two to make your choice.
– Then we will present the next piece.
Our circles are designed to be a low key affair—relaxed and informal—and hopefully entertaining and enjoyable. Before the circle, gather up everything you might need:
We will have a brief Q&A opportunity at the beginning of each circle, and if you have questions during the circle, you can type them in there. After the circle we will keep the webinar open for a few minutes so you can share feedback, suggestions, and kudos with us.
Thank you for your interest in helping create the next We'Moon. We’ll see you in the web-o-sphere!
Please stay safe, and healthy, and connected to your communities.
For further info: 1.877.693.6666 or email Barb