Writing Workshop: "The Good Earth"
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Art Museum, Art Museum Combo
405 Rose St, Lexington, KY 40506-0241 Art Museum is housed inside Singletary Center for the Arts
Lexington-based writer Randi Ewing will lead three independent but connected workshops (on Oct 16, 23, and 30) that use current Museum exhibitions as writing prompts. These generative writing classes are tailored for writers of all levels in any genre. Ewing has taught creative writing at Washington University in St. Louis, Eastern Kentucky University, and the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning. Her fiction has appeared in American Short Fiction, Little Star, and Joyland. Oct. 16: The Good Earth Setting is more than just where a story or poem takes place. It produces characters, conflict, and mood. Working with prompts inspired by The Good Earth exhibit, participants will examine the role of setting in the writing process and explore the many places their story or poem might take root. Oct. 23: IlluminationWriters, like artists, foreground certain details and background others. In storytelling this selective illumination often creates the tension central to maintaining a piece of writing. Taking inspiration from the pieces of the Illumination exhibit, participants will work with prompts that help them illuminate tensions and details in their own writing. Oct. 30: Mistaken IdentitiesArt is not always what it seems, and narrators cannot always be trusted. What first looks like one thing can be revealed to be another. Using the various forgeries, restrikes and misattributions in the Mistaken Identities exhibition, participants will explore the hidden identities of the narrators and personas in their own work. Workshops are on consecutive Wednesday nights, 6-8 pm, in the Art Museum. The cost is $10 each. Museum members can enjoy the series for a discount of $25. Space is limited in each workshop; please contact Kate Sprengnether, email@example.com or 859-257-6218, to reserve your spot today.