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Beyond Poems and Paintings:  An Ekphrastic Art Exhibit - January 4 - February 20, 2020

Poets, see your words through the eyes of an artist.  Charlotte Writers’ Club North and Mooresville Arts are seeking poets and artists to participate in an Ekphrastic art exhibition.

Selected poems will be featured along with artists’ interpretations at a reception on September 11, 2020 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 event is a non-judged, non-compensatory exhibit.  It is not a contest.

Entries must be submitted between January 4 and February 20, 2020.  Only the first 50 poems will be considered of which eight will be selected for artists’ interpretations.

Three readers will narrow the selection.   One will be a visual artist.  A poet/visual artist will select the final eight image-inspiring poems.  They will be published on the Charlotte Writers’ Club and Mooresville Arts websites, and poets will be contacted. 

  • 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. Do not include any identifying information other than the title of the poem you are uploading.
  • In the "cover letter" include your name, contact information / email address, and date submitted.  Include the number of lines in the poem, title and credits, if the poem was previously published.


To submit your poem:

  1. Click on this link: Beyond Poems and Paintings
  2. Login to the Membership Site.
  3. Scroll down to the SUBMIT button.
  4. Login to the 'Submittable' Site.
  5. Scroll past the General Eligibility Requirements.
  6. Select 'Beyond Poems and Paintings - An Ekphrastic Art Exhibit'.
  7. Submit your poem.

2019-2020 CWC North Upcoming Events

September 7, 2019 - 4pm - Poetry reading book launch for Southern Exposure by Elisa Troutman at Main Street Books, 126 South Main, Davidson,

October 5, 2019 - 1pm - 4pm - Workshop -Memoir led by Judy Goldman (CWCN)

November 23, 2019 - 4pm - Book launch party for Poetry on Love and Lattes written by Adriennne Gilman

January 4, 2020 - February 20, 2020 - Beyond Poems and Paintings - Submit Poetry

February 22, 2020 - 1pm - 4pm -  Workshop - Personal Essay led by Patrice Gopo


Saturday, February 22, 2020, from 1pm - 4pm - Crafting a Compelling  Personal Essay, a workshop led by Patrice Gopo, at the Davidson Friends Meeting House, 625 South Street.  She is a Charlotte writer and the author of All the Colors We Will See Reflections on Barriers, Brokenness and Finding Our Own Way. The collection of essays was published in 2018. Charlotte Writers’ Club North is pleased to welcome her to Davidson.

What you will learn:  In this workshop, participants will learn the building blocks of writing an effective and satisfying personal essay. Through examples and writing exercises, we’ll learn how to write about our lived experiences in a way that unearths deeper meaning and connects with readers and the broader world.

Patrice Gopo draws on her experience as the child of Jamaican immigrant. She was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. She enjoys exploring issues of race, immigration, and belonging.  Her collection of essays, All the Colors We Will See: Reflections on Barriers, Brokenness, and Finding Our Way was published in 2018.

Her essays have  appeared in a variety of publications, including Catapult, Creative Nonfiction, Gulf Coast, Full Grown People, and online in The New York Times and The Washington Post. Her radio commentaries have appeared on Charlotte, North Carolina’s NPR Station WFAE 90.7.  Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and she is the recipient of several Regional Artist Project Grants and a 2017-2018 NC Arts Council Artist Fellowship.  Patrice lives with her family in North Carolina.

To register and pay please click on Personal Essay Workshop

Members $30.00 -  Non-members $40.00

Note: Members will need to LOGIN to the membership software to get the membership price.

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