Have an Ekphrastic Experience

Instructor: Lylanne Musselman
Date:  Monday, March 9
Time:  6:30–9:30 p.m.
Location: IWC
Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

Have you ever been moved by a painting or photograph? Maybe you have a favorite artist that you stand for hours in the museum or gallery and just stare at their work. Do you know that you can create a poem or flash piece by using vivid verbal images, rich details/descriptions and metaphors from that artwork? This is your chance to learn about Ekphrastic writing from an award-winning poet and visual artist who employs ekphrasis in her works. This class is for beginning and advanced writers - whether you’ve heard the term ekphrasis before or not. We will use images, prompts, and examples to get you writing and ideally walking away with an ekphrastic piece or two. Come join in the experience of “painting” with words!


Lylanne Musselman is an award-winning poet, playwright, and visual artist. Her work has appeared in Pank, Flying Island, The Tipton Poetry Journal, The New Verse News, and The Ekphrastic Review, among others, and many anthologies. She is the author of five poetry chapbooks, including Red Mare 16 (Pink House Literary Arts, 2018), a co-author of the volume of poetry, Company of Women New and Selected Poems (Chatter House Press, 2013) and a full-length poetry collection, It’s Not Love, Unfortunately (Chatter House Press, 2018). She has been a Pushcart Prize nominee for her poetry, most recently in 2019. Lylanne lives in Eaton, Indiana with her four cats. You can find out more about her work at https://lylannemusselman.wordpress.com


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