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Ekphrasis Workshop Led by Ma’s House AIR Kindall Gant

March 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Get your creative juices flowing! Ma’s House “Ekphrasis” workshop will introduce and explore the use of ekphrasis in poetry. The Poetry Foundation defines ekphrasis as “a vivid description of a scene or, more commonly, a work of art. Through the imaginative act of narrating and reflecting on the “action” of another medium of art, the poet may amplify and expand its meaning.” The workshop, instructed by Kindall Gant, will be held in one session on Sunday, March 10th, from 5 – 7 pm. Classes will be held at Ma’s House.

Participants of this workshop will develop an understanding of the ekphrasis form and how it can be presented in poetry. The class will focus on generating inspiration and creativity through guided activities such as reading ekphrasis poems. Attendees will cultivate a personal inventory of themes and motifs that resonate with them and will begin an ekphrastic poem of their own – either using something from a list of artworks they bring/have in mind or one of the instructor’s sample artworks.

This workshop is appropriate for writers of all levels of experience from complete novice to published poet. Attendees should bring their preferred writing utensils and a list of five to ten artists and/or artistic works (in any medium) that inspire them. Attendees can expect to create both during and after the workshop as they will leave with tools to continue building their practice through further exploration with ekphrasis and/or stemming from the personal inventory they cultivate during the workshop.

RSVP Required! Free to attend

About The Instructor

Kindall Gant (she/they) is a Black femme poet and New Orleans native based in Brooklyn. She experiments with visual storytelling as liberation through themes of home, heritage and history, bringing poems into conversation with expressive forms like film, visual art, music and photography. They have received support from Cave Canem, the Poetry Foundation, MASS MoCA, the Saltonstall Foundation, and the Watering Hole among other arts institutions. Her work has been nominated for Best of the Net and a Pushcart Prize. Poems appear or are forthcoming in Torch, the What a Time to Be Alive zine carried at the Hopscotch Reading Room in Berlin, the 1619 Speaks anthology published by the Sims Library of Poetry, Brooklyn Poets, Obsidian, and Polemical Zine. They are an MFA in poetry candidate at The New School.


March 10
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Ma’s House & BIPOC Art Studio, Inc.
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Southampton, NY 11969 United States
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