From Art Into Words

From Art Into Words: An Ekphrastic Writing Seminar & Workshop


What is ekphrastic writing? It is writing that begins with meditation on a painting's atmosphere and detail, expands into general reflection, and culminates in a new piece of literary art. This process can inspire fiction or poetry, drama or song, personal narrative or creative nonfiction. No matter one's level of experience or genre preference, this seminar/workshop provides space and perspective to inspire new writing and explore one's own thoughts and emotional responses to the world.


Brad Davis (MFA, Vermont College of Fine Arts) has taught creative writing at the College of the Holy Cross, Eastern Connecticut State University, and Pomfret School. He has authored several books, most recently STILL WORKING IT OUT (2014) that includes poems published in such journals as Poetry, Paris Review, DoubleTake, Michigan Quarterly, Tar River, Connecticut Review, Image, and Puerto del Sol. He is the winner of several awards, including an AWP Intro Journal Award and the Sunken Garden Poetry Prize. Brad currently teaches at The Stony Brook School.





This course is comprised of five writing workshops and two art history seminars. Enrollment is open to all artists and writers, as well as non-artists and non-writers.


Summer Thursday Night Class

Instructor: Brad Davis

Times: Thursdays, 7pm-9pm

Start Date: July 19th, 2018

Class Length: 7 Weeks

Price: $160