The Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH), in alliance with Houston-based and internationally celebrated literary artist Van Garrett, has developed three writing workshops based on Ekphrasis, a style of writing about responding to art in any form, and that relate to the multitude of aspects included in their current exhibition WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath.
There are a total of three available workshops being held from November to January; the first, Instigators & Triggers was held on Saturday, November 17th; the second, Letters from/to Home will take place Saturday, December 29th from 11am-5pm); and the last, In Memoriam will be on Saturday, January 26th from 11am-5pm. The workshops will include ice breaker games, exclusive access to the exhibition with a Gallery Talk centralized on the workshop theme, lunch, hours to write in response to the exhibit, and a one-on-one conference with Van Garrett.
Visit the MFAH web site to find out more information and to see a behind-the-scenes preview of this exhibition.
Van G. Garrett’s essays and poetry have been published internationally in journals and anthologies. He has worked with Writers In The School‘s Creative Writing Summer Program and was sent abroad by WITS to the Baltic region of Latvia, where he served as a writer-in-residence to promote the joys and the power of creative writing in young people. You can read about his trip here.