Ekphrasis | Writing Inspired by Art
With artist and poet Erin Dorney
Saturday, April 25 | 1 – 2pm | Online Zoom
Suggested donation $10; pre-registration required
Zoom meeting link will be emailed prior to workshop
Join artist and poet Erin Dorney, whose video poem Question the Body, is featured as part of CMCA’s ongoing SCREEN series, for an introductory workshop on ekphrasis (writing inspired by a work of art).
Workshop participants will review examples of ekphrastic poetry and the works of art that inspired them. Then will try a few of their own, using artwork from CMCA exhibitions to write through different lenses (viewer, artist, subject, memory). Participants will have time to share their experiments with the group (sharing is always optional, not required). If you’ve never tried writing a poem before or even if you have, this is a great way to spark your creativity! All levels welcome.
Erin Dorney received her MA in Creative Writing from West Chester University, PA, and her MS in Library and Information Studies from Syracuse University, NY. She has been a resident at Hewnoaks Artist Colony, Tofte Lake Center, Spruceton Inn, and Modern Art. Her literary artwork and installations have been featured as part of Made Here, an urban walking gallery in the West Downtown Minneapolis Cultural District; at the Susquehanna Art Museum in Harrisburg, PA; and various group shows. Her collection of erasure poetry, I Am Not Famous Anymore: Poems After Shia LaBeouf, was published in 2018 by Mason Jar Press.