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NOTE: This class will be held in a live, online format using the Zoom Platform.
Class meets Thursdays from 7-8:30pm ET for four sessions + 1:1 time with instructor

Are you a visual artist who would like to develop texts for use in your work? Whether you are interested in book arts, painting, photography, or any other medium, you may have found that incorporating language into your work is both exciting and challenging. In this course, you’ll be offered strategies, examples, and exercises to develop both a sense of what you want to say and ways to say it. We will look at texts by poets, writers, and visual artists in order to build up our own repertoires of linguistic, imagistic, musical, and formal meaning. Over our time together, you’ll be encouraged to spend time developing work—at any stage—that employs some of the texts you’ve created, and to share that work. Peer and instructor feedback and discussion of work in progress will be incorporated into class meetings. One-to-one conferences will be available outside of class time.

Dates:Thursdays in May (6, 13, 20, 27—four meetings)
Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m. US Eastern

Course materials: All course materials will be provided electronically by the instructor.

Enrollment: 8 students Max
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced

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Instructor: Éireann Lorsung

Éireann Lorsung is the author of the collections Her book, Music for Landing Planes By— named a New and Noteworthy collection by Poets & Writers—and The Century, all published by Milkweed Editions. She received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 2016. After completing an MFA at the University of Minnesota, Lorsung studied printmaking and drawing at Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice and taught high school in rural France. While living in Belgium, she ran a micropress called MIEL Books and a residency space called Dickinson House for writers and artists. She holds a PhD from the University of Nottingham (UK). From 2017-2020 she was Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing - Nonfiction at the University of Maine, Farmington; she now teaches in the Baccalaureate Program at Bard College.