Tuesday, March 14th 10:30a-1:30p or
Saturday, March 25th 11a-2pm
Instructor: Amy Bobeda
The Greek word Ekphrasis comes from the ancient practices of describing a work of art. In this generative writing workshop writers of all levels deepen their relationship to both art and writing with pieces on display at The New Local. Through various contemplative writing exercises we explore ways of seeing, and what it might mean to live within a painting. Exercises in this workshop support fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Whether you’re an artist looked to write more deeply about your own work or an art lover ready to dive into a new practice, this is the workshop for you.
About the Instructor:
Amy Bobeda holds an MFA from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics where she serves as director of the Naropa Writing Center and teachers pedagogy, writing, and processed-based art. She’s the founder and publisher at Wisdom Body Collective, a process-based, somatic artist collective. During 2020 she ran an email series called the Ekphrastic Salon, providing folks with ekphrastic, contemplative, and somatic writing prompts. Her work appears in journals and anthologies in the State and abroad. With a focus on hybrid forms and contemplative practices her work navigates the origins of language as menstrual, menstrual symbolism in myths and fairytales, and ecopoetics. She loves focusing on the messy states of writing and helping students develop their work at every stage of the process. She's the author of Red Memory (FlowerSong Press), What Bird Are You? (Finishing Line Press), mi sin manitos (Ethel Press), and a forthcoming project from Spuyten Duyvil. She works with Radical Anthropology Group in London and lives in Lafayette, CO. She's on Twitter @amybobeda, and online at amyglenbobeda.com