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Beyond Poems and Paintings: Ekphrastic Art Exhibit 2

Poets, interpret an artist’s work through your words. Charlotte Writers’ Club North and Mooresville Arts are seeking poets and artists to participate in an ekphrastic art exhibition.

Eight works of art will be featured along with sixteen poets’ interpretations at a reception on June 10, 2022, at the Mooresville Arts Gallery. Poets and artists will have the opportunity to socialize with one another and comment on their efforts and interpretations.

This two-part event is a judged, non-compensatory exhibit open to members of CWC and poets in the Carolinas. For the first part, poets will select a piece of art of their choosing and write an ekphrastic poem. These entries must be submitted between September 2 and October 20, 2021.

Only the first 50 poems will be considered of which sixteen will be selected by Diana Pinckney, an award-winning ekphrastic poet. These sixteen poets will participate in the second stage of the event.

Mooresville artists will post artwork online by January 31, 2022. Each poet will choose one piece of art and write an ekphrastic poem that will be exhibited with the art in June.

  • Poems must be 25 lines or less.

  • Multiple entries are not allowed.

  • Entries should be single-spaced in any standard 12 -point font, such as Times New Roman, Arial, Verdana, or Courier.

  • These are blind submissions. Include only the title of the poem, title of the art and number of lines of poetry in the upper left of the first page of the poem you are are uploading.

  • Identifying information should be in the "cover letter": the name of the event 'Beyond Poems and Paintings Ekphrastic Art Exhibit 2', poet's name, title of poem, title of art the poem is based on, email address, date submitted, and credit if poem is previously published.

  • Entry fee is $12.00 for CWC members, $22.00 for non members.


2021-2022 CWC North Upcoming Events

August 18, 2021 - 7pmSuffrage 101: Virtual celebration of the 101st ratification of the Nineteeth Amendment

September 2nd - October 20th 2021 - CWCN and Mooresville Art - Beyond Poems and Paintings: Ekphrastic Art Exhibit 2

September 25, 2021 - 2pm - Finding a Story: Virtual Workshop wth Jill McCorkle

September 25, 2021 - 7pm - Jill McCorkle – Virtual Reading and Conversation with Q&A via Zoom

October 5, 2021 - 7pm - 911 Poetry Anthology Recalls Tragic Events, Advocates for Shared Humanity

October 14, 2021 -  7pm - Virtual Reading and Conversation with Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle, author of Even As We Breathe

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