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U.Va. Art Museum Begins 17th Writer’s Eye Literary Competition Oct. 6

September 29, 2003 --

WHAT: Writer’s Eye

WHEN: Monday, Oct. 6 – Friday, Nov. 14

WHERE: University of Virginia Art Museum

This 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 students 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 Janis Chevalier, Rosemarie Koch, Ellen MaColl and Audrey Gottlieb, this year’s program features a range of artworks from the collection and special exhibitions.

Eleven local teachers and writers will read and review entries from grades three 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 retired U.Va. English professor, will judge high school and adult poetry entries.

In 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.

For details about the competition, visit the museum’s Web site at www.virginia.edu/artmuseum or call the education department at (434) 924-7142.

Contact: Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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