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Creative Festivals Submission and Contact Information

Diocese of Charleston and the Mid-Atlantic and the Diocese of New York and Washington, D.C.

Creative Festivals Chair
Donna Starke

83 Central Ave.
Montclair, NJ 07042

732-259-7558
Donna_Starke@comcast.net

Art Coordinator
Ruba Kaywood
631-796-3846
amira77ny@aol.com

Mail art entries to:
Sahar Dababneh
39 Fireplace Lane
Hicksville, NY 11801 

 

Creative Writing Festival
Claire A. Levash

34 Beverly Road
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009 

973-634-8131
levashclaire@aol.com 

Poetry Coordinator
Maria Minielly

Mail entries to:
Maria Minielly
c/o Anne Foutrakis
1488 White Oak Road
Allentown, PA 18104

610-462-0160
mjshahda@msn.com

Photography
Rosemary Shumski

P.O. Box 333
Emigsville, PA 17318

717-747-5221
aodce@aol.com

Media Coordinator
Tammy Makoul

635 Miranda Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15241

610-782-9221
tammakoul@gmail.com

Diocese of Los Angeles and the West and the Diocese of Eagle River and the Northwest

Diocesan Coordinator

Georgette Malouf

 

818-563-2838

gette0324@yahoo.com

Creative Arts Coordinator

(Writing, Poetry and Photography)

Lauren Malouf

 

1021 N. Orchard Drive

Burbank, CA 91506

alansgrl23@yahoo.com

Diocese of Miami and the Southeast

Creative Festivals Coordinator
Ariane Montemuro
615-491-7781
arianeart@gmail.com

Co-Chair/Co-Coordinator
Celeste Thompson

Mail entries to—
Attention: Ariane Montemuro
c/o St. Ignatius Church
3535 Saint Ignatius Lane
Franklin, TN 37064-7632

Diocese of Ottawa, Eastern Canada and Upstate New York

Special deadline: May 1st

Creative Festivals Coordinator
Bruna Salhany
c/o St. George Church
555-575 Jean Talon E.
Montréal, Québec H2R 1T8
Cell: 514-261-1320
E-mail: bruna.salhany@gmail.com

Diocese of Toledo and the Midwest

Creative Festivals Chair
Mary Beth Newhouse

682 Westridge Drive
Cedarburg, WI 53012

262-375-4331 (h)
414-433-1710 (w)
dnewhouse@wi.rr.com

Creative Art and Awards Coordinator
Melissa Adolphson

St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church
2250 East Paris Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI  49546

616-954-2700

Writing
Zaina Zawahri

7167 Sugarwood Rd.
Canton, OH 44721

330-904-9465
zzawahri@aol.com

Poetry
Mary Polson

416 South Fork Rd.
Glasgow, KY 42141

270-646-5928 (call or text)
man@glasgow-ky.com

Photography
Gail Meena Malaniak

3051 Rustic Dr.
North Royalton, OH 44133

440-552-4586
gailmeen@gmail.com

NOTE: Do not send entries certified mail. There will not be anyone available to sign for them. 

Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America

Creative Festivals Chairperson
Archdeacon Meletios Marx

13711 Meadow Sweet Dr.
Cypress, TX 77429

Dnmeletios@gmail.com
832-698-1309 (home)
281-414-8143 (cell)

Art Coordinator
Mervat Sawaged

6281 W 74th Avenue
Arvada, CO 80003

mervatsawa@gmail.com
720-252-4762

Poetry Coordinator
Jason Gilbert

1151A SW Glendale Dr.
Topeka, KS 66604

jsnmglbrt@gmail.com
785-350-2197 (h)

Writing Coordinator
Martha Cook

50 Johnson Mesa
Santa Fe, NM 87508

marthaheather@gmail.com
505-438-2788
(evenings/weekends)

Photography Coordinator
Christine Boyer

8735 Desert Palms Dr.
Spring, TX 77379-2316

cboyer99@yahoo.com
713-398-5058

Film Coordinator
Monica Taylor

4806 NW 81st Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64151

ma91385@hotmail.com

816-305-6847

Film Rubric (PDF)
Film Guidelines (PDF)
Please note: Film Rubrics and Guidelines apply to the Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America only. Other dioceses currently do not have a film category.

Diocese of Worcester and New England

Creative Festivals Coordinator
Nancy Z. Close

Church of St. John of Damascus
300 West Street
Dedham, MA 02026

978-846-4585
nzclose@verizon.net