Forward Arts Inc. and The Walls Project are launching #10WordStoriesBR.

The Baton Rouge arts-based nonprofit organizations say the poetry and mural initiative will allow residents of Baton Rouge to submit 10-word poems that speak to their lived-experience in the city. Residents of all ages can submit poems, after which a panel of six poets will determine the most compelling entries.

The selected ‘10 Word Stories’ will be hand painted on various buildings across the city by The Walls Project’s 50+ artists.

Send poems to under the subject line: “10 Word Stories BR.” Submissions must include the name and age of the author submitting. Deadline is Feb. 1. Selected authors will be notified via email by Feb. 5.