Writing for Artists
Wednesday, July 18 AND/OR Sunday, September 9.
Noon to 4 p.m.
$50, $40 OHCA members.
Writing, like art-making, is both work and play. This workshop is devoted to recovering the sense of writing as play—whether it’s the act of drawing the shapes of the letters and investigating the spaces between words, inventing conversations between beloved and less favored colors, allowing the shapes in one’s paintings to speak out loud, making up a dream for an artistic ancestor. We will explore ways that writing and art are similar and different as well as ways that each practice illuminates the other.
Our work will be rooted in the qualities of curiosity, clarity, courage, creativity and courtesy. This afternoon offers a time to try new ways of writing, a place to listen to the river of words that flows underneath our everyday activities, and a time and space dedicated to imagination, language and soul. RSVP for one session or both by the Friday before each class.