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Writer's Eye

Writer's Eye tour

Writer's Eye 2019

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.

Our distinguished judges are novelist Micheline Aharonian Marcom and poet Gregory Orr.

Writer's Eye 2019 Award Winners to be announced soon!

Writer's Eye Awards Ceremony & Reception

Sunday, March 15, 3–5 pm

Newcomb Ballroom

Reception to follow at the museum 


Writer's Eye 2018

WE 2018 award winners >


Writer's Eye 2017

WE 2017 award winners >