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Camden Festival of Poetry | Ekphrastic Writing

May 11 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT

| Free

Ekphrastic Writing
Saturday, May 11 | 11:00 – 12:30pm
Instructor: John Paul Caponigro
Sliding Scale Fee $5-$15 | RSVP encouraged | Adults 18+

Tripping The Light Ekphrastic
Come savor and share art with words. John Paul Caponigro (internationally exhibited artist and published writer) will lead a special event exploring CMCA’s current exhibits. The genre of ekphrastic writing (creative writing in response to art) is currently experiencing a renaissance, deepening and diversifying our enjoyment of art. Poetry’s extreme versatility and compactness make it an ideal form to practice. In this hour-and-a-half-long event, John Paul will share famous examples of ekphrastic writing and guide participants through a series of writing prompts that are guaranteed to offer you new insights now and in the future. Bring your favorite tools to write with!

Enjoy more poetry at The Camden Poetry Festival – Saturday, May 18, learn more here.


About the instructor
John Paul Caponigro’s works are about the nature of perception and perception of nature.Exhibited internationally, his works have been purchased by private and public collections, including The Smithsonian, Princeton University, and The Estee Lauder Collection.John Paul is a pioneer among visual artists working with digital media. A highly sought-after speaker (Apple, Microsoft, MIT), teaching thousands in workshops and tens of thousands in lectures, he leads unique adventures in the wildest places on earth to help participants creatively make deeper connections with nature and themselves. Get a taste of what he does in his Google and TEDx talks.

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