I will be presenting a free one-hour writing from your photo stream workshop as part of the Islander’s Write 2-Day Festival, held in Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard, at the Featherstone Center for the Arts, August 11 & 12.
My workshop is Monday, August 12 at 1 p.m.
Learn more here.
Your Pictures As Poetry & Prose:
Writing From Your Photo Stream
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 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 personal 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 1-3 photos to explore, as we shape images into poetry and prose that reveal personalities, identity, relationships, conflicts, and universal truth and beauty. Whether you’re writing poetry or prose, memoir or a blog, family history or a monologue, your personal photos will be an excellent prompt to compelling writing, and we’ll attend to the process of revision and the development of craft. Bring personal photos to write from.