Art Embraces Words

Art Embraces Words

A monthly Sunday Series of Emerging Writers reading excerpts of their Creative Writing Surrounded by Visual Art by Local Artists

Art Embraces Words is a monthly series whereby emerging writers read their works surrounded by visual art created by local artists designed to take place in Lafayette, CA.  The local literary and visual art communities have expressed the desire for such opportunities to share their work and are expected to attend. The visual art will be videoed and promoted on Lamorinda Arts Council's social media platforms.  Evaluation forms will be provided after the event.

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For Writers

Who Should Apply to Read
Adult emerging writers 18 years of age or older (non-published or newly published). Residence or place of work is in Lafayette, Moraga or Orinda

Call for Writing Entries
Requesting submissions of up to 1250 words from emerging writers, both newly published writers and non-published, to read brief essays, short stories or excerpts of their writing, or flash fiction.  Each writer will be given 5 to 10 minutes to read.

Type of Writing
All creative writing, fiction and non-fiction, will be considered.  All content must be G-rated and appropriate for audiences of all ages.

Criteria for Selection

Applicants will be juried by Professional Writers.  Criteria sought after include strong writing skills, a fresh and/or unique voice, and a compelling story.

Writers Apply Here

For Visual Artists

Who should Apply to Exhibit
Visual artists who residents of Lamorinda will be asked to provide up to 25+ pieces of 2 dimensional colorful artwork 28” x 36” or larger, that is suitable in content for all ages.  This artwork will be displayed on all four walls of the Arts & Crafts Room at the Lafayette Community Center during the duration of the one day event.

Preparation of Art
Each piece of art must be identified with the artist’s name, contact information, title of artwork, media, and size, via labels supplied by the artist.  The work will be promoted on Lamorinda Arts Council's various social media platforms.

The Lamorinda Arts Council requests a 20 percent commission from the sale of any artwork connected with Art Embraces Words.

The artist(s) must be available the day of the scheduled event to assist in installation and take down of the day's exhibit.

Artists Apply Here