CarouselNighthawks_by_Edward_Hopper_1942.jpg Horizontal TabsDescription Learn how to use the visual arts to inspire new writing, have fun with art, and enrich your revision process in this afternoon workshop. Friday, November 8, 2019 Registration Fee: $65 *K-12 Educators: Earn 3 State of Michigan SCECH clock hours by attending this workshop. This course is now closed. We all love to look at pictures. And through the ages, looking at art has been a unique and lively way of coming to writing. Starting as far back as the Greeks, examples abound of writing inspired by art, called ekphrasis (not a skin disease), which roughly translated means “to give voice to the mute.” In this three-hour class, we invite our beloved but silent paintings to speak to us through stories, dialogues, poems! We will explore works of art, learning the “art of entering” a piece, investigating how paintings work in our literary imaginations. We’ll read some striking models, discuss how this free-thinking inspires us to “use our words.” Then we’ll practice ekphrasis, writing creative responses to various artists’ work. This important interaction creates a multi-arts conversation that extends and enriches the power of our writing. This class is designed for both beginning and experienced writers, and will appeal to poets and prose writers of all genres. Bring notebooks with a hard cover—you’ll be moving around—and your favorite writing implements. Faculty Anne-Marie Oomen Writers Retreat Writer-in-Residence, Interlochen College of Creative ArtsInstructor of Creative Writing, Interlochen College of Creative Arts Schedule Supplies Bring notebooks with a hard cover—you’ll be moving around—and your favorite writing implements.