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Write with me on Martha's Vineyard - 4 Writing From Your Photo Stream Workshops Jul 26-Aug. 16 at Featherstone Center for the Arts


http://www.featherstoneart.org/summer-classes-2018#TOC-WRITING

Your Pictures as Poetry: Writing From Your Photo Stream

Days: Thursdays

July 26, August 2, 9, 16
Time: 3:00 - 5:00PM
Location: Featherstone Center for the Arts, Martha's Vineyard
Fee: $125 for the four class series
To Register: Call Featherstone at 508-693-1850
To Learn More: Featherstone Summer Writing Workshops
The photos we save and the photos we take show what we care about and hope to preserve, what moves and mystifies us, the people, places, stories and experiences that bring meaning into our lives. In this workshop, we’ll write creatively from personal photos that arrest our attention and unpack why they do. Writing stories from photos allows us to approach our pictures as works of art – no matter the quality of the photo, we can approach them with an artist’s perception and awareness of powerful hidden meanings and revelations worthy of development into creative prose and poetry. Writing from photos allows us to express the truth of what we feel - and know - and haven’t said, as we capture the beauty and deeper meaning of an image. Each participant will bring, weekly, 1-3 photos to explore, as we shape images into poetry and prose that reveal personalities, identity, relationships, conflicts, and universal truth and beauty. Participants may choose to bring photos specifically relating to current or prospective projects in poetry or prose. 

About Kelly DuMar

Kelly DuMar is a poet and playwright who teaches creative writing workshops across the US, including The Mass. Poetry Festival, The International Women’s Writing Guild, The Power of Words Conference, the Our Voices Festival and Playback Theatre North America Conference. Her poems are published in many literary magazines, including “The Bellevue Review,” “Corium,” “Cape Cod Review,” “Storm Cellar,” “Crab Fat,” and “Tupelo Quarterly,” and she’s author of two poetry and prose chapbooks, “All These Cures,” published by Lit House Press, and “Tree of the Apple,” published by Two of Cups Press. Her award winning plays have been produced around the US and Canada, and are published by dramatic publishers. Kelly founded and produces the Our Voices Festival of Women Playwrights at Wellesley College, now in its 12th year, and she founded the Farm Pond Writer’s Collective, now in its third year. She serves on the board & faculty of The International Women’s Writing Guild. Learn more at kellydumar.com.
 

 The photos we save and the photos we take show what we care about and hope to preserve, what moves and mystifies us, the people, places, stories and experiences that bring meaning into our lives. In this workshop, we’ll write creatively from personal photos that arrest our attention and unpack why they do. Writing stories from photos allows us to approach our pictures as works of art – no matter the quality of the photo, we can approach them with an artist’s perception and awareness of powerful hidden meanings and revelations worthy of development into creative prose and poetry. Writing from photos allows us to express the truth of what we feel - and know - and haven’t said, as we capture the beauty and deeper meaning of an image. Each participant will bring, weekly, 1-3 photos to explore, as we shape images into poetry and prose that reveal personalities, identity, relationships, conflicts, and universal truth and beauty. Participants may choose to bring photos specifically relating to current or prospective projects in poetry or prose. Cost is $125 for the 4-week series: Thursdays from 3-5 p.m. - July 26, Aug. 2, 9, 16

The photos we save and the photos we take show what we care about and hope to preserve, what moves and mystifies us, the people, places, stories and experiences that bring meaning into our lives. In this workshop, we’ll write creatively from personal photos that arrest our attention and unpack why they do. Writing stories from photos allows us to approach our pictures as works of art – no matter the quality of the photo, we can approach them with an artist’s perception and awareness of powerful hidden meanings and revelations worthy of development into creative prose and poetry. Writing from photos allows us to express the truth of what we feel - and know - and haven’t said, as we capture the beauty and deeper meaning of an image. Each participant will bring, weekly, 1-3 photos to explore, as we shape images into poetry and prose that reveal personalities, identity, relationships, conflicts, and universal truth and beauty. Participants may choose to bring photos specifically relating to current or prospective projects in poetry or prose. Cost is $125 for the 4-week series: Thursdays from 3-5 p.m. - July 26, Aug. 2, 9, 16