Poets and prose writers often find inspiration in other art forms. This is the focus of August’s workshop. We will examine the life and work of visual artist Georgia O’Keeffe, and attendees will create new work with O’Keeffe-inspired exercise.
Georgia O’Keeffe is an American artist who is recognized as the Mother of American Modernism. She is best known for her landscapes and paintings of large flowers.
Writers of poetry, fiction, memoir, and other genres will find this workshop valuable. The workshop will include the writing process, the act and process of seeing, idea-sourcing, and the generative power of juxtapositions.
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Catherine Abbey Hodges is the author of the poetry collections Instead of Sadness, selected by Dan Gerber as winner of the 2015 Barry Spacks Poetry Prize, and Raft of Days (2017). Her poems appear widely in venues including The Southern Review, The American Journal of Poetry, Cider Press Review, and Chicago Quarterly Review. They’ve been anthologized, featured on The Writer’s Almanac and Verse Daily, and nominated for Pushcarts and Best of the Net. Catherine teaches at Porterville College, co-coordinates California Poets in the Schools for Tulare County, and collaborates with her husband, musician Rob Hodges. Visit www.catherineabbeyhodges.com for more info.