Gold Writing Group October 27

Please join us for the next edition of the Gold Writing Group hosted by Swimming with Elephants Publications and Strangeflock Gallery taking place on Sunday, October 27, 2019.

Writers of all genres are invited to be inspired by the monthly artwork in the gallery or partake in a more constructed workshop.

The Gallery will be open from 12pm – 4pm with a writing workshop taking place between the hours of 1pm – 3pm. You do not have to participate in the workshop to attend the gallery, view the art, or do self directed ekphrastic writing.

All workshop participant are encouraged to submit work from their ekphrastic writing. See submission guidelines here. Please try to get the name and title of the artwork which inspired your writing during the workshop so the artist can see the influence of their work.

Suggestion donation for the workshop is 5$, and is casually collected in the blue vase at any point throughout the workshop. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

This month the workshop will be hosted by Dante Olivas who is spending the semester interning with Swimming with Elephants Publications.

Come and write with us!

old man remembering by Katrina K Guarascio

old man remembering

Katrina K Guarascio

with a voice
like Johnny Cash
and the blue eyes
of my grandfather
tell me your story

tell me about the road
and the first night
spent alone in a cheap motel
back when all the letters
shinned on that sign

never a nice place
but for a while
you could put feet up
rest head on clean sheets
and listen to the highway murmur

things always fall apart
without up keep
without attention
we all know that

but tell me the story
of how you expect
this place to be here
to stand

a letter missing,
a few hang loose,
but then a few remain

perhaps you too are
merely weathered
your skin spotted
and dried to the bone

tell me
you too
are falling apart

a broken sign
an abandoned building
a place forgotten

This poem was inspired by the artwork, “Through – Untitled 2” created by Stevie Alexandra, displayed at StrangeFlock Gallery August 2019.