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Words Meet Art

Thursday, March 30 - Sunday, April 2


All Day


Christian Petersen Art Museum 1017 Morrill Hall 603 Morrill Road Ames, IA

Which age/grade is welcome?

Demographics of the audience is intended to span ages ranging from teens to senior citizens.


Ana McCracken
(517) 708-4694

About this event

Words Meet Art, an ourtreach program of the Ames Writers Collective, is a literary arts event demonstrating through words how art, used as a writing prompt, can invoke feelings, trigger memories, and inspire conversations across divides and demographics. For inspiration, writers will interact with the Harriet Bart exhibition at the Christian Petersen Art Museum to compose and publicly read poems, flash fiction or creative nonfiction, and/or perform monologues or music.

For this first session of Words Meet Art, participants will receive a guided tour of Harriet Bart: Material Alchemy to educate and inspire creativity led by Sydney Marshall, Curator, University Museums, Iowa State University. An introduction to “writing to writing prompts” will follow, with writing sessions to connect writers to the exhibition. This session will be led by Ana McCracken, founder of the Ames Writers Collective.

Part 1: Guided Tour and “Writing to Writing Prompts” Guided Writing Session.
Registration required. Spots are limited. Choose from:
Thursday, March 30, 6:00-8:30pm OR Saturday, April 1, 10am-12:30pm

Part II: Public Reading, Sunday, April 2, 2-4pm. Writers will have the opportunity to read their stories, poetry or perform their music publicly.

These events are free but require registration for Part I.