Winterfest 2017

What’s ekphrasis?

What’s an ekphrasis party you ask? Well, it is part art gallery, part open mic, and lots of party.  Members get to display their arts and crafts, members get inspired by the visual arts and write pieces to match, then we all get together, read them in front of the works that inspired us, and admire each others’ creativity.

You can see the visual works from our previous ekphrasis parties in 2015 and 2013.

Important Dates:

  • Now: Submit open for written works inspired by the images.
    • All submissions must be in a Word Document (.docx) attachment, Times New Roman, 12 point font.
    • There is a 1000 word limit on prose pieces. Poetry is limited to 20 lines.
    • Please include your name, the title of the work you are writing about, the title of your piece, and the word count in your document.
    • Submit writing works to
    • Also, put “Ekphrasis, phase 2” in the subject line of the email.
    • You may write about as many of the art pieces as you wish, but please limit yourself to one work of prose or poetry for each work of art.
    • The artists will receive a copy of every essay, story or poem written about their work.
  • December 31, 2016: Deadline — Last day to submit written works inspired by the art.
  • January 21, 2017: Ekphrasis celebration. While we would love to hear all the written work submitted, time will not permit each one to be read. If one of your pieces is chosen to read, please bring a printed copy of it with you to meeting.

Image Gallery:



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