Get inspiration from visual art to craft new works in your chosen genre
Understand the long tradition of ekphrastic writing
Read published works inspired by art to see how master writers do it
Complete short prompts and get feedback from your peers
About this course:
Every picture tells a story, and writers get to discover them. Whether it’s poetry, fiction, or personal memoir, this workshop (consisting of two half-day sessions) inspires you to find the abundance of narratives waiting in visual art. From an introduction to the ancient practice of ekphrastic writing to samples of acclaimed authors’ art influenced words and lively writing exercises revealing metaphor, telling details, emotions, and attitudes, you find new ways to engage with art while expanding your own writing’s frontiers. Class meets over two consecutive days with an overnight homework assignment for critique in the second day’s session.
Enrollment limited to 25 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required.
This course is held via video teleconference. Instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at the course meeting time as each student’s final grade may include scores for participation. Please inform your instructor if you will miss a class meeting. You are responsible for any class information you missed. We suggest you arrange with a fellow classmate to share their notes when feasible.
No refunds after March 01, 2024
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.