March 4: Learn to write about music in your creative writing!
Writing About and With Music: An All-Genre Generative Workshop
After reading a few poems about music, we’ll spend time listening to several different works and writing as we listen.
INSTRUCTOR: Kendra Preston Leonard, Ph.D.
TIME: Saturday, March 4, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. CST P
RICE: Early bird price: $45 for members, $60 for nonmembers. The deadline for early bird pricing is Sunday, February 26. After Sunday, February 26: $55 for members, $70 for nonmembers. Become a member here. Apply for a scholarship here.
LOCATION: Online via Zoom
LEVEL: All Levels
Ekphrasis (eck-FRAY-ses) is writing about a piece of art as a literary device, or a piece of writing inspired by a work of art. Writers from Homer to Toni Morrison have used detailed descriptions of art to provide structure, add to character or scene development, and give context to their writing. Ekphrasis most often involves a piece of visual art, but in this workshop we’re going to explore writing about music to create a poem or prose piece. We’ll start off with talking about what ekphrasis means and how we can use it in various writing genres. We’ll go over musical terminology and resources for finding just the right words when writing about a piece of music, and discuss the idea that when we write about music, we are part of a long tradition of interpreting the music in continually-developing contexts. After reading a few ekphrastic poems about music, we’ll spend time listening to several different works and writing as we listen. All levels of writers are welcome.https://www.eventbrite.com/e/writing-about-and-with-music-an-all-genre-generative-workshop-tickets-525902016087