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Writing Workshop for Adult Writers

November 10, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Writing Workshops for Adults – Inspired by Art – Poetry & Flash Fiction

instructor James Dewar

In Spring of 2020, Scugog Arts will sponsor our annual Literary Writing Contest once again. This year contestants will be offered the opportunity to write short stories, creative nonfiction or poetry inspired by four fabulous works of art from our Annual Juried Art Show. Take a look at these works on our contest page.

This kind of writing – inspired by a work of art – is called “Ekphrastic Writing”.  Ekphrasis is a Greek word that translates to “description”, but ekphrastic writing goes far beyond a simple description of the piece of art. In support of writers who are considering our contest, Scugog Arts is offering workshops this fall for Adults and Youth to explore the wide range of techniques available to access visual prompts and create inspired pieces of writing. (You do not have to enter the contest to attend the workshops).

In these workshops, participants will be encouraged to create and share new pieces. Time will also be set aside to write a good first draft of a piece inspired by our Contest Prompt Pieces.Techniques learned in these workshops ensure writers will always find a source of inspiration when they sit down at their notebook or keyboard. Attend these workshops and you will never engage with art quite the same way again!

Inspired by Art Writing Workshops

  • Price: $ 75.00 CAD Quantity:
    Series of 4 consecutive Wednesdays, January 15, 22, 29 and Feb 5, 2020, 4 - 5:30 pm Instructor: Sue Reynolds


November 10, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Scugog Council for the Arts


Scugog Council for the Arts
181 Perry Street, Unit G1
Port Perry, Ontario L9L 1A7 Canada
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