Be inspired by the art in the galleries and have your writing published. ArtWords is a writing competition with prizes and a chance to gain a little fame and recognition. Launched in 1998, ArtWords is an annual writing competition held in collaboration with the Creative Writing Program in the Department of English. It is open to undergraduate and graduate level University of Minnesota students. Participating students select an artwork on view from WAM’s permanent collection and develop an original short…
Celebrate the ArtWords writing competition winners and the 2020 edition of The Tower, the University’s annual undergraduate art and literary magazine. Enjoy food, free copies of The Tower, live music, and readings from ArtWords winners and magazine contributors.
By the way, it’s not too late to submit to ArtWords! To enter the competition, students should visit the galleries, select a piece of art on display from the museum’s permanent collection, and write a piece of poetry or prose (maximum word count: 300) that is in some way a creative reflection or a response to the artwork. More information is available at the museum’s front desk. All UMN graduate and undergraduate students are welcome to participate. Submit here by January 26, 2020 >>
Image: Mary Abbott, Cygne Sauvage de Nîmes (Wild Swan of Nîmes), 1955-1965, oil and oil crayon on canvas.