Ekphrasis traditionally refers to writing inspired by visual art, but in this class we will interpret the term more broadly, drawing inspiration for writing from a wider range of materials: visual arts, music, performing arts, etc. The purpose is inspiration and cross-pollination between artistic mediums. We will seek out art that can energize us to create more art.
Price $125 / Limited to 20 students.
Dates: Tuesdays 9/3, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22
This is an open-genre generative writing class. The course will include weekly readings of ekphrastic texts and in-class writing prompts, as well as dedicated workshop time. The workshop will culminate in a final public reading.
Caroline Cabrera is the author of three poetry collections, most recently Saint X. Her lyric essay collection, (lack begins as a tiny rumble) is forthcoming from Tinderbox Editions. She has taught writing at The University of Massachusetts, Florida Atlantic University and Metropolitan State University of Denver. She teaches poetry workshops for children and adults through O, Miami, and works as an early literacy specialist. She is founder and editor of Bloom Books and cohost of the arts advice podcast Now that We’re Friends.