Pull up a chair on ICA’s temporary porch with writer and critic Becky Huff Hunter to explore how art writing and life writing intersect and inform each other. Discover critical, fiction, and nonfiction readings; share your encounters with art and objects; and tell your own personal stories in this four-session spring/summer workshop, which is part of Philadelphia’s New Art Writing Symposium, organized by The St.Claire and The Artblog.
In this session, read selections from A. S. Byatt’s The Matisse Stories and consider how descriptions of works of art help to develop character and carry emotional histories in literature. Come prepared to talk and write about a work of art that holds important memories for you.
Sign up for the session that piques your interest, or immerse yourself in all four workshops. After registering, you will receive brief readings and warmup writing exercises. (Please bring a notebook and pencil.)
1 Worn Stories, with Emily Spivack
2 Characterful Objects
3 Critical Subjects
4 Dream Narratives
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