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Writing Challenge

What does this painting depict to you?

This challenge has been created to make the viewer stop and think about what they see in this painting. What is this, what are the ramifications, how did it occur, may be some of the questions one might ask themselves. This painting is an anecdotal imaginary landscape painted by 96 year old Morris Morgan. It was painted from the stories his wife had told him about the dust bowl storms on the plains during the 1920’s. Like the painting, your stories could be fictional or nonfiction. There is no word limit to this challenge, we appreciate that some stories take more words than others to tell.

First Prize: $100 cash prize 

Second prize: Ott Light

19 honorable mentions: mugs with painting on them 

Judge: Kes Woodward

Deadline: April 1, 2017 Deliver all writing to Phillips Studio and Gallery. If after hours, place your entry through the mail slot. Please include your name and contact information.

Original Painting on display February 17th - April 1 Gallery hours: Friday and Saturday 11-6 pm Regency Court Mall 59 College Rd Suite 211

You may also visit the Bear Gallery March 21st at the Writers Guild Meeting and drop off your work.

Welcome to the Interior Chapter of 

the Alaska Writers Guild

If you are a writer in Interior Alaska you are in good company. We have a wealth of writing talent in our area so let the Guild connect you to writers, poets, publishers, editors, and reviewers.

  • Attend one of our free monthly meetings on the third Tuesday of each month. Meetings include guest speakers or interactive activities that celebrate and teach writing.
  • Join the Interior Writers Workshop. We meet the fourth Sunday of each month for face-to-face critique of up to ten pages of your writing. 

Be part of this dynamic and supportive community!

For more information email

Interior Chapter - Monthly Meeting 

Writing Contest Open House

Tuesday, March 21, 7:00 pm

Bear Gallery in Pioneer Park

A local artist is sponsoring a writing contest with this painting as the prompt.

Come to socialize, see the painting, write your story or poem or drop off your finished entry. Refreshments served.

Interior Chapter Workshop

Sunday, March 26 @ 1:00 pm

Noel Wein Library 

Meet for a face to face workshop/critique session. Send your submissions of no more than ten double spaced pages to for distribution. Deadline to submit is Saturday, March 18. 


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Chugiak, AK 99567

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