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GMALL Presents – Pictures, Poems and Prose: An Ekphrastic Experience

September 13, 2023 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) is delighted to welcome back author Elayne Clift to lead a six-part writing and discussion workshop. The workshop series will take place via Zoom on Wednesdays, September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18 from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. Ekphrastic writing is inspired by works of art, sculpture, architecture and photography. Derived from the Greek word ekphrasis meaning “description,” artistic visual prompts offer inspiration for imagining and amplifying reflections on people, places, events and memories. In ancient Greece the term was applied to the skillful description of the subject matter with vivid detail. We will be using visual images to expand our writing skills as we set the scene, develop characters, and use our imagination to explore what has occurred. Ekphrastic writing is a wonderful way to stretch your powers of observation and find stories hidden in the world of art. Writing prompts will be provided weekly as “homework” to be shared and critiqued in class. Come prepared for visual treats and writing rewards! The fee for the six-week class is $120. For more information or to register, please call 802-867-0111 or visit our website at


September 13, 2023
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning
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Creative Zone
Southern Vermont Zone (Bennington and Windham Counties)