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Ekphrastic Writing

"Language is social art" - Willard Van Orman Quine

How can you weave art and photography into your writing?  How can you use them to create and develop new material? This course will explore the art of Ekphrastic Writing. Ekphrasis means, ‘description’ in Greek.  Ekphrastic Writing focuses on works of art and interprets them so that they help you, the writer, in creating new narratives.

On this course we will be discovering the power of ekphrastic writing to develop our imaginations and writing.  Every week, you will respond to different visual material, in order to create new narratives. In short, we will use art to inspire the writing of prose or poetry, and welcome the unexpected, the hidden, and the surreal.

This course will be held at The Exchange in Twickenham and delivered to you by poet and creative writer Agnieszka Studzinska who has an MA in creative writing

Dates and Times

The course will run from 10am – 12.30pm on:

  • Thursday 30th April 2020
  • Thursday 7th May 2020
  • Thursday 14th May 2020
  • Thursday 21st May 2020
  • Thursday 4th June 2020
  • Thursday 11th June 2020
  • Thursday 18th June 2020
  • Thursday 25th June  2020


The full cost of this 8 week course is £160.