Ekphrasis, literally "to speak out," is a genre of writing about art in any form: poetry or prose, critical or creative. Join Houston-based and internationally celebrated writer Van G. Garrett for three workshiops on different aspects of the exhibition WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath. These workshops take place on November 17, December 29, and January 26.
CANCELED "Letters from/to Home"
Bravery and fear. Camaraderie versus enemies. Luck and misfortune. Letters from the front have provided hope, amplified worry, and confirmed heartbreak. And from home to those in the field, words provide comfort, fond memories, and news of births and deaths, graduations and marriages. Can you imagine yourself in a foxhole or an armed convoy writing to a loved one back home? What could you write, as a parent or sibling, to a loved one serving overseas?
Registration includes access to the WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY exhibition; gallery discussion; lunch of gourmet sandwiches, beverages, and snacks; and one-on-one conference with Garrett.
Please bring a notebook and pencils. (Pens are discouraged in the galleries.) Or bring your iPad, netbook, or other laptop.
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About Van G. Garrett
Houston-based and internationally celebrated literary artist, Van G. Garrett, has had poetry and essays published in journals and anthologies based in the United States, England, Switzerland, Turkey and numerous African nations. He has received noteworthy awards and fellowships, served as a judge for the National Poetry Slam and The ARTlines Competition (co-sponsored by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Public Poetry), and refereed for the International Journal of the Asian Philosophical Association (IJAPA). Garrett earned an MA in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Houston-Victoria, BA from Houston Baptist University, and a Certificate in African American Studies from the University of Houston. vanggarrettpoet.com