Ecstatic Ekphrastic

Ecstatic - adj. of, relating to, or characterized by ecstasy or a state of sudden, intense, overpowering emotion

Ekphrastic - n. a literary description of, or commentary on, a visual work of art

During the month of July, all Club Members are invited to participate in Ecstatic Ekphrastic: Public Art Through Writers’ Eyes. What Cheer Writers Club and local arts org The Avenue Concept have teamed up to create writing prompts based on four works of public art in Providence. We’re inviting Club Members to use these prompts to create a story, poem, essay or communal text in response to the artworks and share their work for a chance to read at a virtual showcase on Aug 13.

Prizes: All participants will be sent a free packet of postcards from The Avenue Concept, featuring Providence’s public art. And each Friday, anyone who has submitted work will be put into a drawing for the following prizes:


  • The first 50 writers to submit by Fri, July 10 receive a copy of Ave magazine ($25 value)

  • Submit by Fri, July 17 to be entered in a drawing for 6 free months of What Cheer Writers Club Membership ($60 value)

  • Submit by Fri, July 24 to be entered in a drawing for a free, socially distanced private guided tour for up to 4 people of Providence’s public artworks commissioned by The Avenue Concept. ($180 value)

  • Submit by Fri, July 31 to be entered into a drawing to read work at a virtual showcase on Aug 13. Writers will be randomly drawn from a hat and contacted by August 7 to read their response to artwork and learn more from The Avenue Concept Staff and artists.

The writing challenge is open to What Cheer Writers Club Members. Interested writers can join the Club for just $5-10/month and receive links to the artwork, prompts and prizes in our Ecstatic Ekphrastic Writing Prompts Folder, accessible to all members. Join today:

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