Poetry Workshop Series: “Approaching Art”
Begins September 10, 2016
The Art Guild invites local poets to participate in a new project called “APPROACHING ART: A Long Island Poetry Project at the Art Guild of Port Washington.” In this six-session workshop series, poets will view art at the Guild’s Manhasset location and then write poetry reflecting what they’ve seen, a creative process known as ekphrasis. These workshops will begin on September 10, reconvening as new shows are installed.
The resulting poems will be published in an anthology edited by George Wallace, first Suffolk County
Poet Laureate, publisher of the online magazine Poetrybay and current Walt Whitman Birthplace Writer in Residence. The workshops will be facilitated by Lisa James, who hosts a monthly poetry reading through the Performance Poets Association.
There will be spots for up to 12 poets per workshop. The cost is $20 a session, discounted to $80 if signing up for all six sessions at once.
Session 1: September 10 – Exhibit: Fur, Fins & Feathers
Session 2: October 15 – Exhibit: Visual Trick | Visual Treat
Session 3: December TBA – Exhibit: Beauty in the Abstract
Session 4: February TBA – Photography
Session 5: March/April TBA
Session 6: May/June – Members Showcase