How Stories Work—Writing Workshop #40: Ekphrasis (Revisited)

An update from our fortieth Writing Workshop with Conner Bassett A summary of the workshop held on Saturday, June 4 This week, Emma Hoff, 10, led workshop with her own interpretation of ekphrasis, a favorite topic of the Stone Soup workshops. For the workshop portion, Emma presented us with the following three paintings and their accompanying ekphrastic […]

Frost (Portrait of Madame X): A Series in Ekphrasis by Ella Yamamura, 14

The Face of Winter She stands— a frozen flower; frostbitten. A gaze that could wither the sturdiest tree is aimed at the right. Bull’s eye. With skin fairer  than Snow White, the Face of Winter ignores all else while being trapped within her  dark restraints that weigh her down— the only thing keeping her from […]

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