Sunday, July 1, 1PM-3PM

$25.00 pay at the door –


With poet and author, Amy Glynn

An ekphrastic poem is a vivid description of a scene or, more commonly, a work of art. Through the imaginative act of narrating and reflecting on the “action” of a painting or sculpture, the poet may amplify and expand its meaning. – poetry foundation website.

This definition and idea of bringing forth poetry or prose brought on by an artist’s visual work is very exciting. In the famous example of John Keats and Ode On A Grecian Urn, we feel the object come to life through the writing. For the writer or visual artist, it may lead to ideas for statements, talks and content in sharing their work. This workshop is open to all, no writing or art experience needed.

Two hour workshop is guided by author and poet, Amy Glynn.

Ms. Glynn is a poet, essayist and fiction writer whose work appears widely in journals and anthologies including The Best American Poetry. A resident of Lafayette and the mother of two young daughters, her first collection of poems, A Modern Herbal, was published in 2013 and is available on Amazon; her second collection is in process. She studied at Mount Holyoke College and received her master’s degree in creative writing at Lancaster University in England.

Along with Robert Pinsky, she co-curated the “Favorite Poem Project” reading at the Robert Frost Library at Amherst College in 2015 and the Head-Royce School in Oakland in 2017. A freelance wine writer, she is also a staff journalist at Paste Magazine and was recently nominated Poet Laureate of Lafayette, Orinda and Lamorinda Arts Council