“There is no picture and no poem unless you yourself enter it and fill it out.” ~Jacob Bronowski
Ekphrasis is the graphic, often dramatic description of an object or work of art. Originated by the Greeks, the true use of ekphrasis was not simply to provide astute details of an image, but to share an emotional experience. The goal was to make the reader envision the thing described as if it were physically present. In this class, members will use visual images to uncover moments of story. Through close observation and writing prompts, we will use photographs and art objects to create a series of short pieces - fiction, memoir or poetry. Each piece of writing will be limited to a maximum of 1,000 words. Class is open to writers, artists, photographers or anyone interested in exploring the relationship between visual images and the written word.