The Editor
June 4, 2020
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The Daphne Review is hosting an online mentorship program for talented high school student writers and established writers/teachers acting as their mentors. We’re currently taking applications for both types (students and qualified mentors) and hope you’ll continue spreading the word about this program to any interested parties.

For any and all questions, feel free to contact the editor-in-chief, Mary B. Sellers, at either marybssellers@gmail.com or daphnereview@mail.com.

Program details:

Start Date: Aug 3, 2020, running through Aug 28

Format: online; mentors would skype/hangout/zoom with students 1 hour per week as well as give feedback for 1 hour per week via email (total weekly time: 2 hours)

Classes: the writing in each session can be flash fiction, poetry, and hopefully pieces that students are interested in submitting to scholastic competitions in the future

Pay for mentors:
– $50 per hour for skype or $200
– $25 per hour for email or $100
– total: $300 via paypal

Feel free to share our website, this post’s information, The Daphne Review Facebook Page, or forward along Mary B.’s contact info to interested parties.

Thank you, in advance, for your help and support!

Online Mentorship Program for Creative Teens

The Editor
May 30, 2020

We’ve been entertaining ourselves with various iterations of storytelling since the beginning of human civilization. A cave drawing, when compared to Netflix, comes across as primitive–sure–but they were both born from the same intrinsic need. Entertainment, in the form of: recounting a too-close encounter with a Sabertooth Tiger, or the gradual snowballing of verse and song into century-spanning oral histories; a brief reprieve from Coronavirus news; for inspiration and insight; for the permission and privilege of losing ourselves in someone else’s life for the greater part of an afternoon. Creativity is a gift, and in these uncertain times, people are turning more and more to storytelling in order to distract themselves.

The Daphne Review is hosting an online mentorship program for talented high school student writers and established writers/teachers acting as their mentors. We’re currently taking applications for both types (students and qualified mentors) and hope you’ll continue spreading the word about this program to any interested parties. 

For any and all questions, feel free to contact the editor-in-chief, Mary B. Sellers, at either marybssellers@gmail.com or daphnereview@mail.com.

Program details:

Start Date: Aug 3, 2020, running through Aug 28

Format: online; mentors would skype/hangout/zoom with students 1 hour per week as well as give feedback for 1 hour per week via email (total weekly time: 2 hours)

Classes: the writing in each session can be flash fiction, poetry, and hopefully pieces that students are interested in submitting to scholastic competitions in the future

Pay for mentors: 
– $50 per hour for skype or $200
– $25 per hour for email or $100
– total: $300 via paypal

Feel free to share our website, this post’s information, The Daphne Review Facebook Page, or forward along Mary B.’s contact info to interested parties.

Thank you, in advance, for your help and support!

Adding Art to your Summer Break

The Editor
June 17, 2016

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Sunny days, blues skies . . . summer is (almost) here!

With the school year coming to a close, it’s time to sit back and relax . . . and figure out how to spend your free time this summer. Regardless of how busy you might be, make sure to make time for your art. Whether its jotting a few lines of a new poem down in your journal or pulling out your sketchbook for the ride home on the train, even small moments of artistic creativity can be reenergizing. More importantly, these little artistic escapes can be a chance to get ideas down on paper that will later evolve into larger works.

Have more time to spare? Think about ways you can expand your artistic interests. Many museums, from the National Gallery in Washington D.C., to the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, recruit high school students as volunteers. This can be a great opportunity to learn more about art history and museum studies while also enjoying acclaimed works of art. These works might inspire your next drawing or a character or scene in your new short story. Check out the museums close to your home to see what opportunities might be available.

Prefer more hands-on art creation, or want to work with younger children? You can also seek out volunteer organizations that sponsor arts programming in different communities. Organizations, such as Art With A Heart out of Indianapolis, offer a wide variety of programming and are looking for volunteers across their calendar.

As we all know, summer is very short, so you have to make the most of it! The more art you incorporate into your summer schedule, the more enriching a season it will be.

Have a neat arts-related opportunity you’d like to share with your fellow high schoolers? Tell us about it!