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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!