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Ekphrasis: Writing What You See Workshop led by Caridad Moro-Gronlier

Ekphrasis: Writing What You See Workshop led by Caridad Moro-Gronlier

Ekphrasis: Writing What You See Workshop led by Caridad Moro-Gronlier

Generate new ekphrastic poems in this LGBTQ-friendly creative writing workshop. Get tickets.

About this Event

Cost: Donate what you can afford. All donations fund this and future workshops for the community.

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.


About Caridad Moro-Gronlier

Caridad Moro-Gronlier is the author of Tortillera (Texas Review Press, 2021) and the chapbook Visionware (Finishing Line Press 2009). She is an Editor of Grabbed: Writers Respond to Sexual Assault (Beacon Press 2020) and Associate Editor for SWWIM Every Day. Moro-Gronlier is the recipient of an Elizabeth George Foundation Grant for and a Florida Individual Artist Fellowship in Poetry. Her work has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes, The Best of the Net and a Lambda Literary Award. In addition to her work as a writer, Moro-Gronlier has also worked as an editor for The Orange Island Review, The South Florida Poetry Journal.

Her recent poetry can be found at The Best American Poetry Blog, Rhino, Go Magazine, Fantastical Florida and Notre Dame Review and her work as Contributing Editor for Grabbed: Writers Respond to Sexual Assault, Empowerment and Healing, forthcoming from Beacon Press in 2020.

Moro Gronlier is also a career educator who works as a Dual Enrollment Professor of English for Florida International University in conjunction and Miami Dade County Public Schools. In addition, she is an English professor at Miami Dade College. Her teaching has earned her awards and accolades such as Unity Coalition Educational Leadership Award, the 2016 Francisco Walk M-DCPS Teacher of the Year Award, and three College Board AP Summer Institute Fellowships.

She resides in Miami, FL with her wife and son. Visit http://www.caridadmoro.com/.