Ekphrastic Writing Workshop

22nd Jun
Ekphrastic Writing Workshop

Ekphrastic Writing Workshop

To coincide with the opening of A Bigger View, a collaborative exhibition between the National Gallery of Australia and HOTA Home of the Arts, join us for HOTA’s inaugural Ekphrastic Writing Workshop, facilitated by award-winning writer Christine Betts. 

What is Ekphrasis?

Ekphrastic poetry has come to be defined as poems written about works of art; however, in ancient Greece, the term ekphrasis was applied to the skill of describing a thing with vivid detail. We’re going to expand the concept further to encompass any writing inspired by an artwork. Consider it fan fiction for your fave artist.   To get you started, ticket price for the first class includes a notebook and pencil.

22nd Jun
The Studio - HOTA Gallery
Age Restricted 18+
1 hr and 30 mins
All tickets $20
Sat 22 June - 2:00pm

#Facilitator Bio 

Christine Betts

Christine Betts writes novels about women, love, and art, award-winning short stories about sisters and Bali, and blogs about creativity and the inner life. A firm believer that creatives will save humanity, Christine writes daily and passionately encourages everyone around her to join in.

Christine trained in education and the arts and has worked as a giftware designer, artist, restorer, brand manager and art seller. She is an active member of the Gold Coast Writers’ Association and facilitates their popular critique group and is a regular ‘In Conversation’ host for Richmond-Tweed Libraries’ author events. She lives on Bundjalung country with her family and two spoiled cats.

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