Art into Poetry

The Words Beyond

An exciting opportunity to respond in poetry to original artworks produced by the artists exhibiting as part of South East Open Studios.

Writers, come and be inspired by direct interaction with another artform. We will study the displayed artwork, talk to the artists, and watch them working before shaping our thoughts and feelings into words, guided by the tutor.

Anyone with an interest in writing poetry can come to be inspired. The tutor, Charlie Bell, will be there to guide and encourage.

For the uninitiated, this form of poetic response is called, rather grandly, ekphrasis, but it simply means responding in words to a piece of art. It has a very long tradition.

There are two separate workshops, one morning, one afternoon. For practical reasons these are Adult Only workshops. At the end of each session we will sit and share the results of our labours over a working meal: a “literary lunch” for the morning workshop and tea and cake for the afternoon. Please bring something delicious to share!

  • Sun 14th June: 10.00-12.30 and 13.30 to 16.00
  • Venue: Arty Farty Retreat, 126 London Road, Southborough, Kent, TN4 0PL
  • Free Events: Donations to charity on the day

Tickets available from Eventbrite – select preferred time slot above

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