Ekphrastic writing is a vivid way of re-creating,and entering a descriptive dialogue with a work of art.
In this two-hour workshop Kirsty will lead students through using art as inspiration for their writing, examining different approaches to bring new insights.
We will consider various aspects of visual works of art, imagining who created each individual piece and how it came to be created, considering what story the painting is telling us, the mood and tone of the painting and how you might convey that in words.
Through discussion and exercises, you’ll learn fresh approaches, create new ideas as well as generate new writing. All with the wonderful WLAG community!
All levels welcome & whatever genre of writing you practice whether that’s poetry, short stories, novels or non-fiction. Come join us!
About Kirsty Logan
Kirsty Logan’s latest work is the Audible Original novel The Sound at the End, an Arctic ghost story. She is also the author of three story collections, two novels, two chapbooks, a short memoir, and collaborative work including ‘Lord Fox’, a live show of spoken word, song and harp music, and ‘The Knife-Thrower’s Wife’, an Angela Carter-inspired album. Her books have won the Lambda, Polari, Saboteur, Scott and Gavin Wallace awards. Her work has been optioned for TV, adapted for stage, recorded for radio and podcasts, exhibited in galleries and distributed from a vintage Wurlitzer cigarette machine.