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While the museum is closed, we are getting creative with ways to bring the museum to you! Visit our Fralin from Home tab and check back often for new online programs, videos, activity booklets, and more!

Writer's Eye

Writer's Eye tour

Writer's Eye 2020

Writer’s Eye is an annual literary competition that challenges writers of all ages to use visual art as inspiration for the creation of original poetry and prose. Each year we select eight works of art for Writer’s Eye, and interactive tours of the art selections are offered from September through November. Entries are judged by distinguished writers from central Virginia, and winners are honored at a ceremony in the spring, and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winning entries are published in the annual Writer's Eye anthology.

Due to pre-planned building work carried out by the University, Writer’s Eye tours this fall will be conducted virtually or, circumstances permitting, off-site. We are excited about the new possibilities for engagement that this opens up.


Writer's Eye 2019

WE 2019 award winners >


Writer's Eye 2018

WE 2018 award winners >


Writer's Eye 2017

WE 2017 award winners >