Thank you for joining us for our first foray into online writing workshops! While we wish we could gather with you at our gallery space in Ridgway, Colorado to respond to artworks in person, we're delighted to have this online option and to be able to open the workshop to writers from any location, on a flexible schedule.
This class is made possible by two rad rural arts nonprofits: The Sherbino and Weehawken Creative Arts. While registration is free (register here to receive prompts by email and details about end-of-class Zoom reading), donations to support their work and the class instructor are deeply appreciated (do that here, if you're able).
About the Class:
If you formally register for the class, each morning you'll receive an e-mail from Tessa with an artwork and associated writing prompt (this same content will also be available in the Daily Exercises thread for those who want to take an 'a la carte' approach). If you'd like to share your ekphrastic response with the rest of the WFH crew, please do so in the comments on that day's exercise! You're also welcome to respond to each others' work, keeping in mind that this is a generative, collaborative workshop focused on play and creativity, not craft criticism. Finally, we'll gather for a zoom meeting at the end of the week, during which participants can read their favorite piece with classmates and friends if they desire.
Many thanks and write on! Getting Digitally Oriented:
If you haven't already, please go ahead and create an account/ profile for yourself on this forum (click the Login/ Sign Up button top right).
Once you'e made a digital author version of yourself, head on over to Introduce Yourself to share a bit about yourself, what brought you to the Write From Home workshop and tell us a bit about an artwork that has inspired you in the past.
Get your write on! Starting Monday, April 13, Tessa will begin sharing artworks and associated writing prompts via e-mail and in the Daily Ekphrastic Exercises thread, which is where you'll go to share your work and comment on each others' writing over the course of the week.
We look forward to writing with you! Questions? Please don't hesitate to reach out to your instructor directly, or to firstname.lastname@example.org