Art Museum Begins 17th Writer’s Eye Literary Competition
September 29, 2003 --
Monday, Oct. 6 – Friday, Nov. 14
University of Virginia Art Museum
year will mark the 17th anniversary of the annual Writer’s
Eye literary competition, presented by the University of
Virginia Art Museum. Organized by the museum’s docents,
the program invites students in grades three through 12, University
as well as adults to submit original prose and poetry compositions
inspired by selected works of art on view in the museum.
Chaired by docent Jane Williamson with the assistance of docents
Chevalier, Rosemarie Koch, Ellen MaColl and Audrey Gottlieb,
this year’s program features a range of artworks from
the collection and special exhibitions.
local teachers and writers will read and review entries from
through eight. Journalist and fiction writer
Mariflo Stevens will judge the high school and adult prose
categories, and George Garrett, a noted author and recently
English professor, will judge high school and adult poetry
the spring, winning entries — first-,
second-, third-place, and honorable mention — will
be announced. Winners will be recognized at a special
event and reception. An anthology, published
by Howell Press, will feature works by first-, second-
and third-place winners.
details about the competition, visit the museum’s Web
site at www.virginia.edu/artmuseum or call the education
department at (434) 924-7142.
Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298