The Phillips Museum and the Philadelphia Alumni Writers House first creative writing contest sought pieces of creative writing that responded to the images of the Phillips Museum’s current exhibit, “The Hudson River to Niagara Falls: 19th-Century American Landscape Paintings from the New-York Historical Society.”
The Winner is Shi Eun Lee '16, "Sunset"
Honorable mentions went to Mary Bundy '16, "The Quarry"
and Nodar Kipshidze '14, "On the Conjuring of Deities"
Sometimes writing and reading students draw their inspiration from the hot springs of Bath, England.
Other times they get it from reading the Cat in the Hat to local children.
They might find it while publishing profiles of fortitude from the clients of neighboring nonprofit organizations.
There's plenty of it on the street in our newest community collaborative project, Poetry Paths.
Whichever way students turn to augment their writing lives, the Writers House has projects to tease them out of their comfort zone and to challenge their intellects.