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2017-04/23 Ekphrastic Poetry with Sarah Sleeper

Date: cancelled Time:  Number of sessions: 1 -- One Day Class! Members: $45 Nonmembers: $54 Location: San Diego Writers, Ink, ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station, 2730 Historic Decatur Road, Barracks 16, 2nd Floor Above Women's Museum, San Diego, CA 92106

Ekphrastic poets find their inspiration in works of visual art. The poems they write imagine, describe or expand upon the “story” of an image, and each individual poet creates unique works of poetic art, separate from but related to the visual art. In this workshop Sarah Z. Sleeper will teach you methodologies so that you can confidently approach this exciting cross-genre art space. You will work in a lovely gallery and will create one or more of your own ekphrastic poems.

Sarah Z. Sleeper’s ekphrastic poetry collection was exhibited at the Bellarmine Museum of Art at Fairfield University, where she completed her MFA. Her poetry has been published in Painters & Poets and in A Year in Ink, and was longlisted for the Fish Poetry Prize. She in on the editorial team at New Rivers Press and was editor-in-chief of the literary journal Masons’ Road. Her short fiction won an award from Writer’s Digest and her stories have been published in Legends, The Story Shack, Write to Woof and othersIn her 20-year career prior to completing her MFA, Sarah was published by Fortune, The Christian Science Monitor and The National Journal. She won three journalism awards and received a fellowship from the National Press Foundation. She is a member of PEN America, the Authors Guild, and the Association of Writers & Writing Programs, and is past vice-president of the National Writers Union.
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