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Ekphrasis 2022

08/09/2022 11:41AM ● By Trey Mullen
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On Thursday, July 21, 2022 members of our talented Steamboat Springs writers community gathered at Steamboat Art Museum for the reading of this years' Ekphrasis visual writing event, presented by Steamboat Magazine and Off the Beaten Path Bookstore. Set against the backdrop of the art that inspired the writing, the Oil Painters of America National Exhibition of Traditional Oils, winning entries from both adult and youth categories were read by local Steamboat celebrities. 

Challenged to submit a story or poem inspired by a painting, over 30 writers of all ages participated in this years' event. In its fourth year, the writers’ creative stories once again provide fascinating new perspectives on their selected paintings.  

(Ekphrastic writing is the use of words to comment on a piece of visual art.)

Adult Prose:  
1st Place - Kathi Guler for her story based on the paintings “Untamed” by Johne Richardson, read by Lisa Popovich.
Honorable Mention - Dagny McKinley for her story based on “After the Storm” by Nancy Howe, read by Dan Greeson.

Adult Poetry: 
1st Place - Marian Tolles for her poem based on “Incoming Tide, Laguna Beach” by Calvin Liang, read by Gary Suiter.
Honorable Mention - Wendy Lind for her poem based on “King of the Wild Things” by Ana Rose Bain, read by Adonna Allen. 

1st Place - Layla Baker (age 14) for her story based on “La Playa del Sol” by Timothy Reese, read by Kathy Diemer.
Honorable Mention - Tessher Feinberg (age 11) for his poem based on “Night Approached” by Cristen Miller, read by Ray Heid.

The full Ekphrasis 2022 Anthology can be viewed below. 

Ekphrasis 2022 Anthology