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Art Talks Back Poetry Contest Awards Reception

March 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Michigan writers are invited to write an original ekphrastic poem based on a work of art in the Muskegon Museum of Art’s permanent collection. Writers may choose between five pre-selected works of art.
The contest is open Thursday, January 20 – Thursday, March 24, 2022. It is free to enter and open to all Michigan residents’, including high school students enrolled in college courses and up. The contest guidelines, selected artwork, and the required entry form are all available at https://muskegonartmuseum.org/education/art-talks-back-poetry-contest/
The Muskegon Museum of Art will host a Writing Salon to celebrate the opening of the Art Talks Back Poetry Contest on Thursday, January 20, from 5-8 PM.
1st | $200 + One Year MMA Membership
2nd | $100 + One Year MMA Membership
3rd | $75 + One Year MMA Membership
Honorable Mentions | $25 Museum Store Gift Card + One Year MMA Membership
Winning writers will be notified via email Tuesday, April 5 by 5 pm. A reading, awards ceremony, and reception will take place on Thursday, April 28, 6-7 PM. Prizes will be mailed if a winning writer is not present.
Dates + Events
Competition Begins | Thursday, January 20 at 12 AM
Writing Salon | January 20, 5-7 PM
Competition Ends | Thursday, March 24, 11:59 PM
Notify the Winners | Tuesday, April 5, 5 PM
Reading, Awards Ceremony, Reception | Thursday, April 28, 6-7 PM


March 28
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm