Hugo to the Henry: Writing with Visual Art

Interested in exercising your writing skills this summer? Want to explore the exhibitions at the Henry through a different medium? The Henry and Richard Hugo House have precisely the class for that.

Meeting at the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington, this class will use visual art as a springboard for writing. We’ll mine a range of media (photographs, paintings, sculpture, textiles, etc.) to unearth new prose projects or add depth and breadth to works in progress. To help with the creative percolation, we’ll read short published works that have been inspired by visual art. Exercises, readings and discussions will cover process, character, story, landscape (internal and external) and style. Students will be able to workshop one short-short story or essay. Optional text: “Looking Together: Writers on Art,” ed. Rebecca Brown and Mary Jane Knecht (Frye Art Museum & University of Washington Press).

Instructor: Anca Szilagyi

Anca Szilágyi grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y. Her work has appeared in The Massachusetts Review, Western Humanities Review, The Antigonish Review and on the Ploughshares blog. She holds anMFA from the University of Washington, where she has also taught fiction writing. Her first novel, which she is currently revising, is set in Brooklyn and Buenos Aires.

Meets: Thursdays, July 12 -August 16, 5-7 p.m. 
PLEASE NOTE: This class meets weekly at the Henry Art Gallery.
Hugo House and Henry Art Gallery Members: $207.00 
General Public: $230.00

Want to register or need more information? Click HERE.

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