TURNING IMAGES INTO TALES: Using Visual Art as Prompts for Fiction Writing
Saturday, October 26, 2019 l 9:00 am – 3:00 pm l Bernardsville, NJ
Ekphrastic writing (fiction or poetry based on visual art) is found in works as diverse as Girl with the Pearl Earring, Moby Dick, and Ode to a Grecian Urn. For today’s writers who are looking for new seed ideas for stories and novels, the world of visual art is ripe for picking.
This workshop will offer participants a chance to learn what ekphrastic writing is, and:
- see examples of it in prose
- discover for themselves how to find these magic story generating artworks
- write using visual prompts provided by the workshop presenter
- share their work for generous and gentle critique
Handouts will include examples of writing based on visual art by writers like Susan Vreeland, Steven Millhauser, Tracy Chevalier, Keats, and more. Paintings, illustrations, and sculptures will be shared as either postcards or slides to use for prompts for writing exercises.
Fee for full day and a nutritious lunch is $125.00
Also join us for “From Art to Art: Ekphrastic Poetry” on September 28 and save 15%
Questions? Call: 908-872-1775 l Email: firstname.lastname@example.org