July 2, 2012
UPDATED; July 18 – Today the contest winners and many of the fine runners up go on display at Elliot’s Fair Grounds in the Ghent neighborhood of Norfolk, Va. Fair Grounds is on the second floor of 806 Baldwin Ave., at the corner of Colley and Baldwin avenues. If you’re at the Starbucks, you are incorrect. […]
June 3, 2012
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – There are less than two weeks left until the entry period ends for the 2012 Fortune Cookie Fortune Writing Contest, so if you haven’t sent your submission(s) via email to email@example.com yet you’re missing out on a chance to win copies of some terrific books. This year’s prizes include the following books. Most […]
January 17, 2012
Sometimes they work in pairs.
December 20, 2011
This fortune would have been more useful c. 1990.
July 2, 2011
The exhibit of 2011 Forfune Cookie of the Damned fortune writing contest will stay up at Kerouac Cafe in Norfolk, Va., through most of July, not just a week, as I’d initially thought. I found out during an informal gathering last night at Kerouac, 617 W. 35th St., Norfolk. No formal end date, but they’ll […]
July 1, 2011
And the winners are … Hold on. Let’s just acknowledge that this post, true to form for this blog, buries the lede deeper than a wannabe New Yorker scribe unpacking his first anecdote. The 2011 Fortune Cookie of the Damned Fortune Writing Contest is over. Entries were funny, fun, creative, and some other words, too. […]
June 30, 2011
Judgment comes tomorrow. With coffee. First, the winners of the 2011 Fortune Cookie of the Damned Fortune Writing Contest will be announced tomorrow here at the blog. Second, the exhibit of entries will be up tomorrow night at Kerouac Cafe, and anyone who is available can gather at 8 p.m. to gaze upon them. They’ll […]
May 19, 2011
Winners for the ongoing 1st Annual Fortune Cookie of the Damned Fortune Writing Contest will be named Friday, July 1, here on the blog. Additionally, the winners who can make it will get their prizes during an informal gathering at Kerouac Cafe in Norfolk, Va., at 8 p.m. that night. There will be a mini-exhibit […]
May 15, 2011
On behalf of the Imaginary Board of Trustees, it is my honor and privilege to announce our 1st Annual Fortune Cookie of the Damned Fortune Writing Contest. In this test of skill and conciseness, readers contribute (hopefully) clever fortune or fortunes of their own creation to me via email to firstname.lastname@example.org – not in the comments, please – […]
May 12, 2011
I wasn’t, but what have you heard? Previously: Fortune Cookie of the Damned.
- Walter J. Ong
2013 JHDoucette.com Fortune Writing Contest: Writing & art. Emailed entries due to email@example.com by 11:59 p.m., Monday, July 1. Paper entries available @ Fair Grounds News & Coffee, Baldwin and Colley avenues, Norfolk, Va. Winners announced July 7. Fortunes displayed @ Fair Grounds until the management gets tired of looking at them. FMI click this link.
CORE Theatre Ensemble presents Two by Gamba – Oxus Gennan & Sgorbypark: Theater. 8 p.m., Friday, June 21, & Saturday, June 22 @ Little Theatre of Norfolk, 801 Claremont Ave, Norfolk, Va. General admission $15; subscribers $10; fees may apply. Free surface lot parking behind theater & limited street parking nearby. FMI click this link.
The Story Stage: Storytelling & open mic with David Claunch & Lynn Rhuelmann. 7 p.m., Thursday, June 20 @ The Venue on 35th, 631 35th St., Norfolk, Va. Cover $3. Seven minute limit. Every third Thursday @ 7 p.m. Free nearby surface and street parking. FMI click this link or call (757) 469-0337.
Circle Mirror Transformation: Theater. Various shows, June 7-30 @ The Generic Theater, 215 St. Paul's Blvd., Norfolk, Va. General admission $15; student, military & seniors $12. Fees may apply. Group rates available. The Generic Theater Down Under Chrysler Hall, 215 St. Paul's Blvd., Norfolk, Va. Garage parking @ Scope Garage $; nearby surface lot & garage parking $; limited metered street parking. The Tide @ Monticello & MacArthur station. FMI call (757) 441-2160 or click this link.