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Muskegon Museum of Art announces Regional Poetry Competition

Submitted by on January 3, 2013 – 9:51 am

The Muskegon Museum of Art will host Art Talk: A Regional Ekphrastic Poetry Competition opening on January 24.

Ekphrasis is a literary description of or commentary on a visual work of art (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ekphrasis). Adult/college area writers residing within the Michigan 231/616/269 area code are invited to submit entries of original ekphrastic poems based on 10 selected works of art from the MMA’s permanent collection for the Art Talk competition.

The competition opens with a Writing Salon at the museum on Thursday, January 24, 5:30-8:00 pm. This event is free and open to the public. The competition artworks will be on display and entry forms will be available at the event. Artwork images and entry forms may also be uploaded, starting January 24, 2013, from the MMA’s website: www.muskegonartmuseum.org. Competition ends on March 28. An awards ceremony and reading of award winning poems will be held April 25. Cash prizes, Museum memberships and gift certificates will be awarded to the winning poets.

The Muskegon Museum of Art is located at 296 W. Webster Ave. in downtown Muskegon. Call 231-720-2570 or visit www.muskegonartmuseum.org for visitor information.

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