Sometimes an image or visual scene can inspire a thousand words, whether those words are precisely related to that image or not. This creative writing workshop explores ways to use visual cues to inspire pieces of writing. We’re not talking strictly about describing works of art with words. This class is about looking at images for guidance, structure, and inspiration to write whatever we want. By examining aspects of the visual like composition, color contrast, shape, and texture, we can repurpose what we see into subject, mood, and style in our own writing. We’ll work through a series of creative exercises that use visual elements found in YouTube videos, movie scenes, advertisements, Instagram posts, paintings, memes, and other visual art as formulas for organizing our own thoughts and ideas on paper.
SLANT workshops are intended for students in grades 9 - 12. 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.
Sign up here: