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!

Gold Writing Group September Recap

Thank you so everyone who attended our workshop last Sunday, September 29th!

Despite a late start, we had a record number amount of attendees, which made for rich exploration of the artwork and a wonderful discussion of writing.

This month, we focused on connecting the featured artwork to a personal experience and attempted to tell the story of that experience.

After the writing prompt, several members shared the experience which inspired their writing and how the artwork inspired it.

Our website is off to a great start! You can view a new publication every Wednesday created by members of the Gold Writing Group.  Click here to explore the latest posts.

If you participated and created something you would like to share, please don’t forget to send it in for possible publication. Click here for submission instructions. You may submit as many as three piece of work. We only ask that it was created during the workshop and that you mention the name of the artist and artwork that inspired your writing.

Our next workshop is scheduled for October 27, where we will be inspired by the work of JCScully.  You can check out the show during StrangeFlock Gallery’s Opening reception: First Flock Friday, Oct. 4th from 5:30-8:30, or weekends throughout the month of October.

We hope to see you next month to find some inspiration and direction in your writing.

 

Sunday’s Workshop Recap

We had a lovely workshop last Sunday, August 25th! Thank you so everyone who attended.

We used art from Strangeflock Gallery’s current show to inspire the creation of characters and then allowed the artwork to inspire direction of those characters.

There was almost 45 minutes of no noise other than the sound of pen to page. It was glorious.

If you participated and created something you would like to share, please don’t forget to send it in for possible publication. Click here for submission instructions. Our first publication will be live on the website on September 4th. Be sure to check it out, comment, and share. This is how our group will grow.

Our next workshop is scheduled for September 29th, where we will be inspired by the show “Kindred,” a mixed media show featuring all women artists. You can check out the show during their Opening reception: First Flock Friday, Sept. 6th from 5:30-8:30, or weekends throughout the month of September.

We hope to see you next month to find some inspiration and direction in your writing.