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Generate new ekphrastic poems in this LGBTQ-friendly creative writing workshop. Get tickets. Workshop Description: The term “ekphrasis” originates from the ancient Greek word for “description.” From Keats to Sexton to O’Hara, poets have long used visual images to inspire written text based on the interpretation of what they see. Ekphrastic poetry can be a response, an inquiry, an interpretation, an explanation, an exploration and/or reflections on a piece of art—typically a painting, photograph, sculpture or live installation. In this generative poetry workshop, participants will learn how to view a work of art through a high-powered lens, attain valuable strategies to help articulate what’s being observed, and the creative inspiration to create original ekphrastic poetry based on their observations.