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Writing - Ekphrastic Poetry: Writing Poems Inspired by Visual Art with Terri Wolfe


Ekphrasis, the verbal response to visual art, has a long history with such diverse poets as Auden, Stephen Dobyns, Seamus Heaney, Lisel Mueller, Richard Wilbur, William Carlos Williams, and countless others who turned their attention to writing ekphrastic poems. Rita Dove and Ted Hughes devoted entire books to ekphrasis. How do we paint poems with the same energy and spirit that inhabit works of art? How do we capture and extend meaning from one art form to another? These are some of the questions we will seek to answer in a class devoted to writing our own poems inspired by visual art. In-class writing, assignments, and critique each class. Intermediate and advanced writers.

Tuesdays, 4/29-5/20 (4 Sessions), 10am-12:30pm


You will be contacted with a confirmation and parking information after you register for a course online.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: There is a $50 cancellation fee. Cancellations that are received at least 10 business days prior to the first day of class will receive a refund, minus the $50 cancellation fee. No refunds or make-up classes will be given after that time. If you do not officially withdraw from or attend a course, you are still responsible for the payment. If the course is canceled for any reason, you will be notified and your entire tuition fee will be refunded.

Questions or Suggestions? Contact us at or 704-337-2251.

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