Poetry at Work & Play

A collage depicts a dark-skinned person looking up at a black vase with handles, decorated with a colorful scene including a light-skinned, female figure.
Paula Wilson, Remodeled, 2007, relief woodcut, offset lithography and silkscreen with collaged element, handcoloring, 25 x 29 inches, courtesy of artist

Jump into creativity! Join us Friday, November 17, at Noon, for Poetry at Work & Play, an art-inspired poetry-writing workshop. Olivia Berenson ’24 will introduce participants to ekphrastic poetry (a form of poetry that is used to describe visual art), then encourage them to begin writing as they explore the exhibition Paula Wilson: Toward the Sky’s Back Door. The event will conclude with a discussion of our creative processes and a short reception, including food!

This workshop is the fifth of six in a series organized by Olivia Berenson ’24 as her capstone project for her 2022-23 Meg Reitman Jacobs ’63 Endowed Internship. The one-year, pre-professional internship for a Skidmore junior or senior focuses on education and public programming. The unique experience functions as a bridge between college and the world beyond.

No poetry-writing experience is necessary. This workshop is free and open to the public.

Additional Poetry at Work & Play Dates

September 22, Noon in Forms of Awakening: Selections from the Jack Shear Collection of Himalayan Art
October 2, 4 pm in Paula Wilson: Toward the Sky’s Back Door
October 16, 4 pm in Unset Texts
November 6, 4 pm in Forms of Awakening: Selections from the Jack Shear Collection of Himalayan Art
December 1, Noon in Unset Texts

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