Saturday, May 14, 2011

Southern Naptist Convention, Call for Proposals from Committed Naptist Brothers and Sisters

The Southern Naptist Convention is seeking proposals, papers and artworks related to napping and conducive to sleep. The 2011 Convention will take place beginning at 1pm on Sunday, June 12 at 14 Pews, 800 Aurora St., Houston, TX 77009. If this call appeals to your heart of hearts, please submit a proposal to Rev. Emily for consideration. Proposals and questions received at emily(at)emilysloan(dot)com or 713-582-1198. The deadline for proposals is May 31, 2010. This call is open to all faiths.

(Pictured above: Ruby "Lips" Woodward, Napping Affects Performance, 2010)

About Napping Affects Performance: Napping Affects Performance (NAP) and NAP Church are performance and participation projects by Emily Sloan providing community naps in collaboration with various performances, including (but not limited to) collaborations with sound, word, touch, and the delivery of naps to various sites and/or contexts. In May and June of 2010, NAP operated out of Art League Houston with six weeks of continuous performances taking place during Art League’s regular hours of operation. Since then, followers and napophiles began meeting once a month for a Sunday naps and naptisms during NAP Church services. NAP and NAP Church are organizing the Southern Naptist Convention to be held in Houston, June 12, 2011 at 14 Pews. For more information, please visit:

About 14 Pews: Located at 800 Aurora St., Houston, Texas 77009, this Houston landmark is the oldest white wooden church in the Heights. Built in 1924, it has housed the Sunset Heights Church of Christ, Aurora Picture Show, and is now home to 14 Pews. 14 Pews is a non-profit microcinema providing regular screenings of independent documentaries and feature films, along with 4 annual film festivals and several affordable film/video educational classes. For more information, please visit: