Writing Inspired by Art

Are you looking to expand your creative writing practice?✍️

Does visual artwork inspire / speak to you?🎨

Are you looking for new subjects/topics to inspire your writing?🖼️

Join us for this one-of-a-kind writing series that teaches the forms and methods of creative writing on art! We push further than the technical ways of describing a piece, but moreover ask, how does this piece inspire you? This course encourages the creative writer to tap into the ways in which a piece of visual art inspires your story-telling. Within this course, you will develop a short completed (edited with feedback) literary piece, and also have the opportunity to present your piece to the public during the exhibition finissage on the following evening. (please see schedule below for a more detailed description).

This course is open to all levels of writing / all languages / all levels of art studies.

FAQ:

Who teaches this course?

Rhea Ramjohn is a Trinbagonian-American creative writer in Berlin. She is the creator of the Tanti Table Podcast, as well as an educator and community organizer. With an academic background in English literature & theory, Creative writing & Cultural Studies, she has more than a decade of teaching experience in Germany and the United States. Alongside her collection of poetry, she is co-host of The Poetic Groove Show in Berlin, and author of her novel, The Art of Hoping. Find out more at www.rhearamjohn.com

Which pieces of visual art will we be using as inspiration?

This month, we will be diving into the work of artist,Valentine Emilia Bossert.
Valentine Emilia Bossert is a visual artist and philosopher born in Switzerland in 1990. She studied in London and now lives and work in Berlin. Since 2012, she has been part of numerous exhibitions internationally. This is her first solo exhibition in Berlin.
Her art practice dissects what it means to be human by exploring consciousness through dreams, memories, impressions and repetition, and it particularly focuses on the topic of utopia.
We will discuss and dive into Valentine’s art work and discover the stories we wish to tell- inspired by her pieces on display at the art gallery, The Workshop in Kreuzberg!

How do I register?
Please send an email to register at
info@rhearamjohn.com

What’s the price?
Sliding scale of ‘pay-what-you-can’ from 8-16 euros /
students and those with disabilities – 7 euro.

When is this course?
Friday May 10th
7 – 10pm: Writing on Art Course: participation with registration.
payment in cash please

Saturday May 11th
6 -10pm: Finissage and Closing Reception with artist Valentine Emilia Bossert: Readings of the pieces you composed during the workshop, including closing remarks by the artist herself
free and open to the public
donations welcome

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