$45.00 – $90.00
This course is part of our 2021 Spectacular Summer Seminar Festival (SSSF) and will be held via Crowdcast. The fees from ABC’s adult writing workshops subsidize our free writing programs for kids, whose work is collected in a yearly anthology, and pay our adult workshop instructors. A limited number of seats in each class are reserved for scholarships, which cover 100% of tuition-fees and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome, and we especially encourage BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ writers to apply.
Ekphrasis is an experimental and collaborative workshop focused on exploring visual art through poetry and prose. We’ll be using a PowerPoint presentation featuring the artwork of Pablo Picasso, Julie Speed, Bill Traylor, Ren Heng, and Paula Rego to discuss how visual art can function as an invaluable resource for worldbuilding, character development, and conflict. An ekphrastic poem is defined as a vivid description of a work of art. Through the imaginative act of narrating and reflecting on the “action” of each visual art piece presented, we will expand upon the works’ meaning through collaborative storytelling.
This Austin Bat Cave adult writing seminar is open to writers of all levels and will be recorded.
About the Instructor
Maryan Nagy Captan