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Ekphrastic Poetry Workshop

March 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm



Experience art at a new level and use it to inspire your writing. Poet Jodie Hollander teaches this workshop, in which participants respond poetically to exhibitions. Students will study examples of celebrated poems that respond to or were inspired by art. Then students will be led through a variety of writing activities inspired by the art of Who’s Afraid of RED? curated by Barbara Fisher, ultimately leading to a draft of an original poem. Students will discuss poetic techniques such as meter, the use of vivid imagery, the importance of sonics, how to shape a poetic line as well as techniques for drafting and revision. No experience necessary. $50 per participant – Sign up!


March 16
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Asheville Area Arts Council’s The Refinery Creator Spacce
207 Coxe Avenue
Asheville, 28801