An update from our forty-second Writing Workshop
William started off the Writing Workshop by explaining the concept of Ekphrasis, which typically refers to translating one piece of art from one format to another. As an example, William highlighted the poem "The Ambassador" by Emma Huff, which was published in the January 2021 issue of Stone Soup. Emma's inspiration for the poem was a painting by Italian painter Giorgio de Chirico (picture to the right). Additionally, William discussed Homer's description of Achilles's shield, Lucian of Syria's description of a painting lost in ancient times, and later Boticelli's painting that interpreted Lucian of Syria's description.
The Challenge: Write a piece that utilizes the technique of ekphrasis by reimagining a visual work of art into words.
The Participants: Sierra, Mahika, Charlotte, Madeline, Julia, Lina, Reese, Nova, Mia, Hanbei, Iago, Reese, Peri, Gia, Jonathan, Nami, Sage, Lena A, Wesley, Rachael, Angela, Audrey, Grace, Delight, Jaya, Lena, Helen, Chelsea, Leo, Margaret.
Horses in the Snow
Lina Kim, 11