Registration is now open for this 8-week creative writing workshop with Kelly DuMar at Unity Farm Sanctuary in Sherborn, MA! Writers of all levels are welcome. We will meet weekly to focus on generating new drafts of poetry and prose in any chosen genre, inspired by your personal photos of all types. We will explore both personal insight and craft elements generated by your photos using Kelly's Guide to Writing Photo Inspired Poetry & Prose. The unique environment of Unity Farm, the animals and access to nature, will be an added element as we explore, through writing and sharing, what it means to offer and experience sanctuary.
REGISTRATION IS LIMITED - Your Deposit of $50 will hold your place.
About the Workshop
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.