Hello Cool Cats,
So here is a draft of our mandate. Kaitlin and I thought it would be great if you guys could have a look and let us know what you think. We are concerned that the "stained our pages" sentence is a little cheesy but we thought one of you might be able to spring board off it and come up with something better. My thought behind that part was to include, in our mandate, the fact that we are letting our words do the work rather then decorating with color, graphics etc...
"Like actors on a thrust stage, we come to you, our audience, openly and intimately, ready for our work to be examined from each and every angle, hiding nothing. We have stained these pages with sentences and phrases, stories, poems and thoughts; words on paper without fancy lettering or graphics. Let yourself be engulfed with the work of a new generation of writers. We are observers, and writing is how we've chosen to participate in our social world."
Looking forward to your thoughts!