Poems About Paintings: A Writing Workshop with Adam Giannelli

Saturday, April 9, 2022,

Colby College Museum of Art

Join us for an in-person poetry workshop with Adam Giannelli, who teaches literature and creative writing at Colby College. Participants will discuss poems written about works of art, a type of poetry called ekphrasis. We’ll play a word and image game and read poems written by Colby students, followed by a chance to write your own ekphrastic poem about a work of art in the museum. Refreshments will be served, and all participants will receive a writer’s notebook and pencil.

This two-hour workshop is free and open to campus and community audiences, ages 13+. Please register here.

Adam Giannelli is the author of Tremulous Hinge (University of Iowa Press, 2017), winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize, and the translator of a selection of prose poems by Marosa di Giorgio, Diadem (BOA Editions, 2012). His writing has appeared in the Kenyon Review, New England Review, New York Times Magazine, Washington Post Magazine, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. He currently teaches literature and creative writing at Colby College.

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