Saturday, October 30, 2010
Get Ekphrastic! Writing Poetry that Confronts Art
Note: Ekphrastic Poetry is poetry written to comment upon another art form--such as a painting, a photograph, or a sculpture.
GET EKPHRASTIC! Class Details:
Sunday, November 7, 2-4 pm @ Urban Grace Church, Rm. 208, Tacoma, WA, Use 9th Street entrance.
RSVPing is required. Simply email your RSVP and your full name to: email@example.com
$10 suggested donation. Bring check or cash to the class on the day you attend.
This 2-hour workshop will be led by Poet Laureate of Tacoma, Tammy Robacker, and is designed to explore Ekphrastic Poetry for poets and writers of all skill levels. Workshop attendees will spend time examining and discussing existing, canonized Ekphrastic poems by poets who confront paintings by artists such as Picasso, Pollock, Van Gogh, Duchamp and others. Then students will be given the opportunity to write their own Ekphrastic poetry in exercises that respond to samples of paintings/artwork provided at the workshop. Last of all, students will share their written work aloud in a round-robin fashion for gentle critique and commentary by the group.
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