Writers are invited to an Ekphrastic Write-In at Northwind Arts Center, 701 Water St., on Tuesday, August 6. This event is part of the 21st annual Art Port Townsend arts festival and its month-long calendar of activities.
Surrounded by the Art Port Townsend exhibit, Expressions Northwest, you're invited to spend some quiet time in our gallery and respond to individual works or to the show as a whole. The host, Bill Mawhinney, will hold the space open until 8:30 p.m. If you can't attend this Write-In, please visit Northwind during our regular hours and enjoy the show.
You'll have a chance to return to Northwind and share your responses on Thursday, August 22 at a public reading of works generated at this Write-In. Or feel free to attend this group reading as listeners.
* Ekphrastic poems begin with inspiration from another piece of art and with an intuitive understanding that art begets art. In a sense, the art object, whether paint, stone or photograph, becomes the rough draft of the poem. You're invited to write about other art forms as a way of translating your feelings and reactions, even though you may not know what they mean when you start writing. In other words, we invite you to an interior adventure.