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The First Annual Gathering of the Bards is a poetry, prose and songwriting contest. Prizes will be awarded in each category. Winning contestants in the poetry and prose contests will be published in the Gathering of the Bards Anthology. Winners in the songwriting category will have their works published on the Gathering of the Bardsalbum. Both the CD of the album and the anthology will be available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and most major media outlets.
The Gathering of the Bards is a fundraiser for Elder Grove Seminary. Click here to learn more about Elder Grove. Proceeds from the Gathering help to fund our land project for the seminary. Elder Grove Seminary is an institute for higher learning for those who follow a nature-centered spiritual path. By attending the Gathering of the Bards you'll be helping us to educate people who follow a nature-centered spiritual path and to promote sustainable living, green building, organic gardening, and a host of other earth-friendly programs!
A Gathering of the Bards is a poetry, prose and music contest. We will be offering prizes in three categories: Poetry, Prose, and Songwriting. We will begin accepting submissions in each category on May 1, 2017. All selected competitors receive free admission to the event, and there will be 1st Place, 2nd Place, and 3rd Place prizes in each of the three categories. Top contestants in the poetry and prose categories will have their works featured in the First Annual Gathering of the Bards Anthology. Top contestants in the songwriting category will have their works featured on the Gathering of the Bards 2017 album/CD. Both the CD and the book will be available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and most other major media outlets through Elder Grove Publishing.
We will also have vendors, entertainers, performers, and workshops, including fire-spinners, stilt-walkers, roving minstrels and magicians, and maybe even a fortune-teller or two! If you are a performer check out our Entertainer page to see how to have your act included in the event. If you are a vendor, we are also interested in having the opportunity to make your wares available at our event! For more information, check out our Vendors page at http://www.gatheringofthebards.com/vendors-entertainers.html. And finally, if you are interested in being a contestant, check out our Contestants page at http://www.gatheringofthebards.com/contestants.html for more information and submission guidelines for getting your works to us. We will begin accepting submissions on May 1, 2017. If your work is selected, you will get free admission to the event and a chance to win 1st, 2nd or 3rd place prizes in your respective category.
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Elder Grove Seminary
Elder Grove Seminary is an online institute of higher learning for those who follow a nature-centered spiritual path. We offer online Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral degrees in Divinity and Ministry and will soon be offering a nature-centered home-schooling program. The Gathering of the Bards is our first fund raising event for a land project to purchase property in Upstate South Carolina for a campus for the seminary. By attending this event you are helping us to fund our dream of a sustainable, nature-friendly campus! Learn more about Elder Grove Seminary at www.eldergroveseminary.com