Ekphrastic Poetry Writing Workshop
Haley Art Gallery
Oct. 21, 2023, 01:00 pm
Haley Art Gallery will host an Ekphrastic Poetry Writing Workshop on October 21, 1-3 pm. Poet and artist, Laima Vince will direct the workshop inviting participants to write a poem that combines the visual elements of painting with painting in words. The workshop fee is $30 per person. To sign up, email [email protected]
The two-hour workshop will explore the art form of the Ekphrasis poem – which is inspired by a painting and uses words and imagery to interact with the imagery in the painting by expressing the emotion, and/or subject matter of the painting, or by describing the poet’s emotional experience of the poem. Workshop participants will read examples of Ekphrastic poems, discuss what makes them powerful poetic works, and engage with the paintings in the gallery’s current exhibit – In Art We Trust. Participants will write their own ekphrastic poems and can share their work with the community of writers.
Laima Vince is both a painter and a poet. She earned her MFA in Writing with a concentration in Poetry from Columbia University and has taught creative writing for 28 years. She currently teaches creative writing courses in the English Department at the University of Southern Maine.