CULTURAL JOURNEY TO FIVE CITIES IN TURKEY
Cappadocia & Sivas
* Please note that this project has postponed to September
Tour price is Subject to Change for September
Following the footprints of AHMET HAMDI TANPINAR'S "BES
SEHIR" (FIVE CITIES)
AIM AND CONCEPT OF THE TOUR:
We are very excited and enthusiastic
to announce our new project, A TOUR TO FIVE CITIES
IN TURKEY in September 2005 which is inspired by Ahmet
Hamdi Tanpinar's book Bes Sehir (Five Cities).
Based on Tanpinar's book, we will be visiting the five
cities; Erzurum, Ankara, Konya, Bursa & Istanbul and
additionally Cappadocia and Sivas, following Tanpinar's
This tour aims to bring to light our
impressions and ideas in order to record them from our
own perspective to be e-published or to be turned into
several new projects based on this trip. This will be
a way of making connections between our viewpoint and
Tanpinar's on these sites, as well as transforming our
ideas and thoughts into another medium in writing, photography,
poetry, film, etc.
We also plan to read Tanpinar's BES
SEHIR during our bus trips between the cities and
it will be briefly summarized in English for non-Turkish
speakers of the tour.
A CULTURAL JOURNEY TO FIVE CITIES
IN TURKEY will be a unique journney which will encourage
you to record your impressions in writing, photography,
video-recording or in any medium you wish, and following
the tour, to transform your recordings into another medium
to share them with a global audience either in English
or Turkish. Light Millennium is willing to present these
works in Light Millennium's multi-platforms if the participant
of the tour wishes.
For this very purpose, we set up our
trip on encouraging writing and creativity. Thus, we are
very pleased to announce that there will be 2 awards for
2 submissions (1 for in English, 1 for in Turkish) by
the Light Millennium organization. These will be the works
which are inspired by Ahmet Hamdi TANPINAR's book BES
SEHIR or are based on the participant's experiences
and interest areas from a city in Turkey or the work might
be a combination or comparison of more than one cities.
(With minimum total 15 attendees, 2 awards will be
for in English, one for in Turkish-- if the attendees
have reached to total 40, then there will be a partial
award for the land part of the tour for the 3rd
This will be an exciting journey and
adventure beyond a touristic one, and such what we will
experienced, and how to transformed those impressions
and expressions into another medium! This reason, please
get ready your note-books-pen or photo camera (digital
or manual) or video camera or an audio recording or any type of recording
you may think of for this upcoming journey!!!
This will be an unforgettable journey which will lead
and inspire us to be productive and creative as well as
will be a channel to share our impressions with a global
interested audience. Come
& Join us...
* * * * *
FREE ROUND TRIP AWARDS
for submission: July 1, 2005
For creative writings on cities in Turkey:
to Five Cities in Turkey
Winners will be announced by August 1, 2005.
Total Awards value=
$4790.- (2 awards, with minimum 15 attendees).
must agree on the "terms
and conditions" of ALP TRAVEL; based on that,
they will be granted a free round trip (air-fair, buses
+ land), and each will be worth $2345.- (from New
York to Istanbul - Erzurum - Istanbul to New York from
September 3 to September 16, 2005.)
English & Turkish
Essay, article, story, research, interview, memoir, epic
poem, photo essay (a combination with introductory or
poetic text, between 8 to 10 photographs.)
for the contest: Between
8 to 10
pages, double spaced, 12 font (Arial or Times), e-format
(to be sent by e-mail to> email@example.com) and
its hard copy with a brief biography of the author, his/her
connection with Turkey or the city/cities (between 300
- 400 hundred words), a portrait photography (in print
and in JPG format with 300 resolution to be sent to >
The Light Millennium, Inc.,
87-82 115th Street, Richmond Hill, NY, 11418,
Jury: A jury of two members will be formed
for this project both for English & Turkish submissions.
Prior to that, when we receive all the submissions, they
will be published on the Light Millennium's web site under
the A TOUR TO FIVE CITIES IN TURKEY link (will be created),
and a related announcement will be sent out every other
will be evaluated in two steps:
10 pieces for both languages will be selected by Light
Millennium's representatives and readers.
2 Two jury members, consisting of prominent
writers and academicians, for both languages will select
the most original & creative submissions to be awarded.
fee for the award: $35.-
Registration & Deposit deadline for the trip May
31, 2005: $250.-
(Will be deducted from the actual tour price when
it's fully paid by credit card or via check.)
For full payment to ALP TRAVEL, deadline by July 1,
ONLY If the Tour has to be cancelled
by the organizers, then registration fee or full payment
will fully refunded.
go to "How to Register or submit for the "Writing
Pre-requisites to participate in the writing contest:
1) Must submit original works that has never been
published or that's written for this project.
2) Must agree for the work to be Light Millennium's property,
once it is e-published on the organization's web site.
2) Core of the Light Millennium, and the participants
of the FIVE CITY/BES SEHIR Reading sessions which were
held during October 18 - December 13, 2004 at the Turkish
House are not eligible to participate in the contest.
Check for the award submissions must be written to: The
Light Millennium, Inc.
Please write and send your check payable to the LIGHT
MILLENNIUM, INC.; for submitting to "creative writing" contest or to register for the trip by May 31, 2005:
address to submit for the "creative writing"
awards or for the tour registration :
115th Street, Richmond Hill, NY, 11418, USA
Please note that this project has postponed to September
The Light Millennium, Inc., &
A Charitable - Public Benefit Organization
Att. To: Bircan Unver
87-82 115th Street, Richmond Hill,
NY, 11418, USA.
in New York - Since 1999
Alp Travel Inc.
Att. To: Funda ASKIN
1029 Main Street
Paterson NJ 07503, USA
Tel: 973 247 1622 or 1800 688 1649
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- Public Benefit Organization in based in New York since