Christopher Newport University

Ekphrasis: A Beginner's Way into Poetry

Ekphrasis, from the Greek "description," is one way to explore the genre for those new to poetry. Ekphrastic poetry is poetry written in response to another art form. This workshop will introduce participants to the concept of ekphrasis, along with short poetic forms including haiku, tanka, and cinquain. Participants will then get to practice their own ekphrastic poems as they use the art in the Torggler Galleries as inspiration. Sharing of participant work is encouraged. 

*Workshop led by Dr. Nicole Emmelhainz*

Thursday, April 20, 2023 at 12:20pm to 1:15pm

Mary M. Torggler Fine Arts Center, Galleries
1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, VA 23606

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Department of English

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