The Westport Arts Center

Writers Artists Collaborative

Whenever a writing contest comes along that we believe in, we feel happy to post about. We reproduce the announcement from the Westport Arts Center below.




The Westport Arts Center, in partnership with Ina Chadwick's MouseMuse Productions, is seeking well-crafted memoirs of up to 1500 words for its upcoming writing competition.

As a multi-disciplinary arts organization, WAC is committed to integrating the literary and visual arts within its regular programming. Building on the success of our two previous writing initiatives, the Writers Artists Collaborative will rely on the Arts Center's visual arts exhibitions as a starting point for literary exploration.

This writing contest will culminate with professional actors reading the winning works at a festive reception and award ceremony in the WAC gallery on Sunday, October 17, 2010.

Top winners will also receive:


1. $175 from the WAC Writer's Endowment


2. Online publication on the WAC web literary archive


3. Memoir read live on radio


4. Publication in Weston Magazine and its affiliate magazines


Entries are due September 7, 2010. Download the entry form here.