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Writing from Art: Ekphrasis - Nottingham Trent University

Writing from Art: Ekphrasis - Nottingham Trent University

Course Provider: Nottingham Trent University

Contact Name: Linsey Richards

Telephone: 0115 848 2813

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Course Length: 10 am - 4 pm, two days

Price: £160

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Learn how to ‘paint with words’ on this two day creative writing course for writers of both prose and poetry.

The course explores ekphrastic writing, where you use art as inspiration in your work and expand its meaning through perspective, character and technique to create your own written masterpiece.

On this course you will:

experience new ways of writing creatively from new sources of inspiration
be guided through a gallery in Nottingham to learn how to use painting and sculpture in your work
undertake a range of practical writing exercises, each focussing on a different aspect of writing from art
attend workshops to receive and give feedback.
No experience of writing or art is necessary. It’s more important that you just wants to write. The course is also useful for anyone writing non-fiction who wants to free up their creative thinking, or for artists who wish to write about their work or the work of others.

What will I gain?

You’ll leave with plenty of ideas to stimulate new writing beyond the course, and have started a collection of written pieces that can be developed for publication. You might also be encouraged to pursue other writing courses.

Tutor profile: Becky Cullen is a poet and AHRC-Midlands3Cities funded researcher at Nottingham Trent University. Her thesis explores how poetry breaks time through repetition, pace and stratification.

Becky was winner of the inaugural Midlands3Cities Cultural Engagement Award for her work leading writing projects in the community, including her time as Poet-in-Residence at Newstead Abbey. Her work has been published in journals including the prestigious PN Review. She’s also host of the Totally Wired early evening poetry series, currently in its third season.

Becky is particularly skilled in giving feedback. Her students achieve a great deal in a short time, surprising themselves with the level and range of their writing.

Becky can also sing and has a contagious laugh! And being from Nottingham she’s well placed to help participants feel at home.

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