Pre-Conference Tailgate: Ekphrastic Is Not a Dirty Word
12 – 1 pm, Friday, November 3, Charlotte Art League, 4237 Raleigh Street
Join poets Paul Jones and Christine Arvidsen for a little light exercise to get the creative juices flowing at the Network’s Pre-Conference Tailgate: Ekphrastic Is Not a Dirty Word, sponsored by the Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities and the Charlotte Art League.
Paul and Chris will talk about ekphrastic poetry (and prose)—what it is and how it can be done—and then set you loose on the collection of the Charlotte Art League to try it out for yourself. The Charlotte Art League is at 4237 Raleigh Street in Charlotte’s NoDa Arts District, a short drive or light rail ride from the Hilton Charlotte University Place where the Fall Conference will take place.
(If you plan to tailgate, you may enjoy reading Paul’s “A Little Essay on Some Ekphrastic Poems,” which also includes some links to useful ekphrastic resources and poems.)
The Pre-Conference Tailgate does not require advance registration, nor is it limited to Fall Conference participants. Anyone who wants to write is welcome.