Ends on April 30, 2019

Letters Read: Excuses 

Antenna, in collaboration with stationer Nancy Sharon Collins, is accepting submissions to be read to a live audience at LETTERS READ: The dog ate my homework on Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 at 6:30 pm at Antenna.  The event is free and open to the public.

Educators, or anyone else who has received a memorable excuse- submit your best, funniest, saddest, stupidest and or most implausible excuses that have ever dared to be offered for not handing in work, showing up for class, or bailing on you. Excuses can have been received as an actual note—handwritten or typed—as an email, text, or any other documentation. 

Upload a screen capture, or photograph, of the excuse with a brief description of the circumstance.

This is a rolling, open call opportunity striving to give educators several semesters to collect their most brilliant excuses. Reminders will be posted quarterly on the Antenna newsletter.

Excuses must be real, non-fictional. Notes masquerading as the author, such as a student pretending to be a parent or guardian are welcome along with evidence of why it was not authentic. 

Questions about your letter or the event? Email Nancy Sharon Collins: nscstationer@earthlink.net.

LETTERS READ is the ongoing series of live events presented by Nancy Sharon Collins in collaboration with Antenna, in which local performing artists, or individuals like you, interpret current and historically interesting letters written by culturally vital individuals from various times and New Orleans communities. For more info: