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Writing from Art: A Visit to the Frist

  • Frist Art Museum 919 Broadway Nashville, TN, 37203 United States (map)

Art has a way of breaking us out of our daily routine and sparking our imaginations. There is a long tradition of writers using visual art as inspiration for their writing. There is even a name for it: ekphrasis. For this workshop, we'll meet at the Frist Art Museum and, with the help of some creative prompts, write our own poems and stories inspired by art.

We will be touring the special exhibit: "Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism." If you're already familiar with Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, this workshop will help you connect to their work in an entirely new way. If you don't know much about Kahlo or Diego, that's okay: no prior familiarity is necessary, and this will be a great way to experience their work for the first time.

Admission to the Frist is always free for people 18 years old or younger, so there will be no cost for workshop attendees.


SLANT workshops are for high-school students, including home school. We meet in StudioNPL on the third floor of the Nashville Public Library. This is a free event open to students from any area, but workshop seating is limited, so please click to RSVP. If you sign up for an event and find that you are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible so that someone else has the opportunity to participate. Contact joe[at]porchtn[dot]org with questions.

Later Event: August 17
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