Yö Pajat: Ekphrastic poetry with Erica Mena


La 12.11.2022 17:00 - 19:00
La 19.11.2022 17:00 - 19:00
La 26.11.2022 17:00 - 19:00

When? Saturday 12th, 19th and 26th of November at 5-7pm
Where? at Yö Galleria and online (zoom)

Ekphrastic poetry, poetry written in relation to other works of art, is a way of engaging with the multiple senses of artistic expression through language. Ekphrastic poems correspond with another work, connecting the poet through language and imagination with the depth of expression available in other mediums. You may write about the characters depicted in a painting and how you imagine the moments before and after that of the work. You might assume the voice of the artist, or an element (human or otherwise) within the inspiring piece. You might explore the socio-political context of the creation of the work, or its resonance across history and time, or write about your own experience connecting with the work. Over three sessions we’ll read some ekphrastic poems in English (or in translation to English) for inspiration, and compose our own ekphrastic poems.

We warmly invite everyone who is feeling inspired by the theme of the course, and you are very welcome also
if your mother tongue is not English!

Erica Mena is a Puerto Rican poet and book artist living in Finland. They have taught poetry and art at Brown University, Harvard University, and the University of Massachusetts among others. www.acyborgkitty.com
The workshop is part of the Hybrid Art Workshop project of Yö ry.
The project is co-funded by the Uusimaa Regional Council through the Supporting sustainable growth and vitality of regions (UKKE funding).
The project will design, pilot and launch a new type of hybrid art workshop model. Hybrid workshops will be both online and local.
Enroll via this form by 10th of November: https://forms.gle/X1uMpwUPC1wqY2Pb6
Limited number of participants. The course is offered free of charge.

Some participants will have the opportunity to participate on-site at Yö Galleria. (indicate in the registration form whether you prefer zoom or on-site) If you join us in person, wearing a mask is required.

A zoom link and info letter for the workshop will be sent to those who have registered as participants by 11th of November.
If you have questions, you can contact us here: taiteilijayhdistys.yo@gmail.com