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Ekphrasis: Poetry and Visual Art

10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Broadhempston Village Hall, Kings Close Field, Broadhempston TQ9 6F
To book, contact Susan Jordan   NB This workshop is almost fully booked. If there are no places left, there will be a waiting list.

Ekphrasis is a term from the Greek which may be used to describe a piece of writing that responds directly to visual art. In this workshop we will consider how to use art as a springboard for poems. We’ll look at the concepts behind ekphrastic writing through close readings of Seamus Heaney, Gillian Clarke and WS Merwin. Through a series of writing exercises, participants will be guided towards producing new work during the session, and there will be an opportunity to share early drafts and ideas. 


Earlier Event: June 30
The Shape of a Poem at Asthall Manor
Later Event: September 22
Free Verse Book Fair