Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Monica Zeringue's artwork, "Matador," basis for poetry contest sponsored by Meadows Museum of Art, Shreveport ; deadline Oct 14

The Friends of the Algur Meadows Museum annouce a poetry contest in conjunction with the artwork "Matador" by Monica Zeringue. This poetry contest is based on poems written in response to Zeringue’s 30-foot mixed media work now on view in the museum.

Julie Kane, Louisiana Poet Laureate, will serve as juror for the contest that is open to Louisiana poetry writers, age 18 and above, residing in Caddo Parish.

Awards: $150 for 1st place, $100 for 2nd place, and $75 for 3rd place. Three honorable mentions: gift certificates of $35 to Barnes and Noble.

November 4, at 2:00 PM in the museum galleries, hear poetry readings by Julie Kane and contest winners.

Deadline for submissions is 4 pm, Sun, Oct 14. Submissions should be made to the Meadows Museum of Art, 2911 Centenary Boulevard, Shreveport, LA 71104. Only the cover sheet includes the poet’s name, address, phone number and e-mail address well as the title of each poem submitted. Participants may submit up to three poems. Each poem must be submitted on a separate sheet that includes the title and poem ONLY.

Meadows Museum hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday between Noon and 4:00 PM and on Thursdays between Noon and 5:00 PM. The museum is also open on Saturday and Sunday between 1:00 – 4:00 PM and is free of charge.

Meadows Museum of Art, 318-869-5040.

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