Steamboat Art Museum Presents Ekphrasis* 2021: A Visual Writing Event in honor of Susan deWardt
WITH SUPPORT FROM STEAMBOAT MAGAZINE
& OFF THE BEATEN PATH BOOKSTORE
Awards and Readings Reception July 20, 2021 5:30PM at SAM
Free for Members, submitting authors and youth ~ $15 non-members at the door.
Join us to celebrate fine art, the written word and writers. Enjoy the creative stories inspired by the paintings in “Four Directions – Common Paths: Oberg, Smith, Whitcomb, Young” at the Awards Reception and Readings for “Ekphrasis 2021: A Visual Writing Event” at the Steamboat Art Museum. (Ekphrastic writing is the use of words to comment on a piece of visual art.) Challenged to submit a piece of no more than 750 words, prose or poetry, 33 writers of all ages entered this year’s competition.
The evening includes the reading of select pieces by “celebrity readers”, honoring the creativity of Steamboat’s writers. Enjoy the interpretations by this year’s readers, including Alice Klauzer, Ulrich Salzgeber, Sarah Leonard, Sarah Jones, David Pepin, Lisa Popovich, Karen Schneider, and Geoff Petis Dan Greeson.
All submissions are published in the Ekphrasis 2021 Anthology available at the museum.
Winners will be selected by a panel of judges including representatives from Off the Beaten Path and Steamboat Magazine
- 1st Prize: $100 Cash in honor of Susan deWardt, $50 Gift Certificate for Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, subscription to Steamboat Magazine.
- Honorable Mention (2): $50 cash from Steamboat Magazine, $50 Gift Certificate from Off the Beaten Path Book Store, subscription to Steamboat Magazine.
- Youth award: $50 cash from Steamboat Magazine, $25 Gift Certificate from Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, subscription to Steamboat Magazine.
- Publication of winning entries in Steamboat Magazine online magazine.