Poetry Workshop: Writing in Space(s), session 3: The Texture of Art

October 22, 2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

For five weeks this fall, poet and educator Marissa Anne Ayala will lead a series of poetry workshops that encourage participants to engage, through writing and discussion, with the art and architecture of Pen and Brush. Each workshop will center on one of five central themes, each paired with a mentor text written by a contemporary female author.

The course is designed for new or experienced poets, and for artists who would like to explore Pen and Brush through a different lens. Attendance is not manditory for all five sessions (though of course we encourage participants to attend all of them), and all are welcome. We ask that those interested contact Lisbeth (lisbeth@penandbrush.org) to register for this session.

Instructor Marissa Anne Ayala is a writer and artist based in NYC. She has an MFA from the New School for Creative Writing and a BA from Naropa University's Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics. Her collaborative project, Inside/Outside: a map of self and place, is featured in Handwritten, a website devoted to pen and paper. She appeared in Connotation Press, designed and led a series of creative writing workshops with The Battery Conservancy, and continues to merge her love of art and literature.

The Texture of Art asks writers to experiment with tactile elements of visual and literary art by examining how grammar and language create literary texture. Prompted by the textures visible in the gallery and conceptual in the work of Danielle Vogel's Between Grammars, the writing and discussion ask, Where in the gallery can you find texture? How does this texture impact your experience? How do you include texture in your writing? What new literary devices can you use to create texture?

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