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U.Va. Art Museum’s 17th Writer’s Eye Literary Competition Ends Nov. 21

November 7, 2003 --

WHAT: Writer’s Eye

WHEN: Entries due by Friday, Nov. 21, 5 p.m.

WHERE: University of Virginia Art Museum 155 Rugby Road

Entries for the 17th annual Writer’s Eye literary competition, presented by the University of Virginia Art Museum, are due by Friday, Nov. 21, at 5 p.m.

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.

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, poet laureate of Virginia, a noted author and recently retired U.Va. English professor, will judge high school and adult poetry entries.

In February, 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.

The U.Va. Art Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from, 1 to 5 p.m. Entry forms are available at the front desk.

Entry rules and images of the Writer’s Eye art selections are available at the museum’s Web site: http://www.virginia.edu. For details, call the museum’s education department at (434) 924-7142.

Contact: Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298

 
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