Where Words and Images Intersect: An Exploration of Ekphrasis

words and images

Held February 2015 at Fleisher Art Memorial Teen Lounge in Philadelphia, PA.

This is a generative workshop perfect for art galleries or exhibit opening. I create a series of prompts and provide an “Ekphrastic Tour” for attendees. With notebooks and pens in hand, we tour the gallery, stopping at specific points to respond to the art through writing. This brings viewers into closer contact with the art by going beyond simple observation.

See examples of poetry created by participants of Fleisher Teen Lounge during the 2015 Ekphrastic Poetry Workshop: http://teenlounge.tumblr.com/

Ekphrasis; writing directly inspired by visual art.