Exploring Nashville Through Ekphrasis begins

Writing at the Intersection of Poetry, Art & History

Join Stephanie Pruitt for a series of creative writing workshops that will take you on a tour of the city. Each week participants will meet at a different location and explore the stories, images, and ideas that have shaped the place. In the tradition of Auden's "The Shield of Achilles," Frank O'Hara's "Why I Am Not a Painter,", and Pruitt's extensive work with literary and visual art, we'll turn our experiential research into poems. The six session workshop series will take us to art galleries, private homes, and historic institutions. Our last class will occur around a table for a shared meal and constructive writing critique. You'll complete this experience with at least ten solid drafts of poems, an insider's view of Nashville, and a huge literary toolkit with writing prompts and craft skills to last a lifetime.

Registration includes all entrance fees, and a full meal during our final session.