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SELF-PORTRAIT EKPHRASIS WORKSHOP

  • Nonprofit Village 31 West 31st Street Kansas City, MO, 64108 United States (map)

Self-Portrait Ekphrasis Beginning with a Line from a Famous Poet

In this workshop, we will explore art, environment, and self with a controlled exercise. It’s designed to force us to see self and landscape anew.

We will read and discuss “Self Portrait, July” by Michael Mlekoday. (For people who need more examples, I will have additional examples of self-portrait poems to read/explore during the writing portion).

Each poet will choose a picture of a landscape and will have a few minutes to brainstorm: if I were here in person, where in the picture would I be?

You will then choose a line from a famous poet and use it as the title. This, hopefully, will give you an entry into the poem that wouldn’t be expected and allows you to think about the landscape in an unexpected way.

We will have time to write (at least 30 minutes), and time to read and workshop each other’s poems.

$50 NONMEMBERS

$40 MEMBERS*

*Promo code use “member” at check out.

https://www.crystalbstone.com   Crystal Stone graduated from Allegheny College with a BA in English January 2015. She is an MFA candidate in Creative Writing and Environment at Iowa State University and gave a  TEDx talk called "The Transformational Power of Poetry"  in April 2018. She currently serves as poetry editor at  Flyway: Journal of Environmental Writing.   Her poetry has previously appeared or is forthcoming in  Anomaly Literary Journal, Writers Resist, Drunk Monkeys, Coldnoon, Poets Reading the News, Jet Fuel Review,   Southword Journal Online  and  others .

https://www.crystalbstone.com

Crystal Stone graduated from Allegheny College with a BA in English January 2015. She is an MFA candidate in Creative Writing and Environment at Iowa State University and gave a TEDx talk called "The Transformational Power of Poetry" in April 2018. She currently serves as poetry editor at Flyway: Journal of Environmental Writing.

Her poetry has previously appeared or is forthcoming in Anomaly Literary Journal, Writers Resist, Drunk Monkeys, Coldnoon, Poets Reading the News, Jet Fuel Review, Southword Journal Online and others.