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Art & Word

with Janée Baugher

October 21st from 10AM ET to 12PM ET via Zoom

This generative workshop will delight writers interested in discovering how engaging with the visual arts can ignite their poems, stories, and personal essays. Artwork will be provided, though you’re welcome to bring in art images of your choosing. The mode of “ekphrastic writing” is defined as descriptive writing influenced by the visual arts. Students will learn the art of deep- looking, the conventions of responding to art, and they’ll be introduced to artists and art from across the globe. We’ll learn methods of art-engagement and conventions of responding to art, we’ll read poems by poets who use these techniques, and we’ll pen our own ekphrastic writing.

Meet Your Instructor 

Janée J. Baugher, MFA (public speaker, educator, cross-disciplinary artist) is the author of The Ekphrastic Writer: Creating Art-Influenced Poetry, Fiction and Nonfiction(McFarland), as well as the poetry collections Coördinates of Yes (Ahadada Books) and The Body’s Physics (Tebot Bach). Instagram @ekphrastic_writer

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