Virtual Photography and Poetry Ekphrasis Workshop with Dr. Natalie Graham
Sunday July 11, 3 – 5 pm on Zoom
Natalie J. Graham, poet and co-founder of KayJo Creatives, will guide participants on a writing journey through a series of writing prompts that consider the visual rhetoric of photographs as a foundations for metaphor, imagery, and story. As we consider the ways that photographs provide us new ways of seeing landscape and persona, we will explore the tanka form. Suggested reading: Urban Tumbleweed: Notes from a Tanka Diary by Harryette Mullen and Forest of Eyes by Tada Chomako. July 11, 3-5pm
Natalie J. Graham, a native of Gainesville, Florida, earned her M.F.A. in Creative Writing at the University of Florida. She completed her Ph.D. in American Studies at Michigan State University as a University Distinguished Fellow. Her first poetry collection, Begin with a Failed Body (University of Georgia Press, 2017), was selected by Kwame Dawes for the 2016 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. Her poems and articles have been published in San Francisco Chronicle, PEN America: A Journal for Writers and Readers, Callaloo, Obsidian, New England Review, Southern Humanities Review, The Journal of Popular Culture, and Transition. She is Chair of African American Studies at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) and Director of the Institute of Black Intellectual Innovation.
This workshop is supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency, and also, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts. Learn more at www.arts.ca.gov. To find out how the National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, please visit www.arts.gov.