Following the Threads of Your Photographs

Unearth the poet in you in this image driven creative writing workshop.  We all have certain photographs among our personal archives - ones that beckon us to linger. On some undeniable level these images have something further to say.  Woven into their fabric is evidence of a charge much deeper than what appears at the surface inviting you to follow the image’s threads with written words.

Find your free verse voice in this week-long exploration following the guide of your photographs.  Begin with inner work in nature - an opportunity to clear your personal slate and reconnect with your deepest creative intentions.  From this place of presence begin to experiment with unscripted words.  Examine your existing photographs as well images newly collected on location, using images as prompts for crafting organic verse.  The workshop also includes extensive conversation on marketing and the role of social media in reaching new audiences.  Leave with confidence, empowered to listen and share your newfound voice.

The workshop is ideally suited to photographers who are new to writing, as well as those with more experience or experimentation.

If available, please bring an existing body of work, a camera, a mobile device such as an iPad or laptop and also your wide-open mind.

Instructors

Susan Currie

Susan Currie is Managing Editor at Find Bliss Boston, a new media venture from the folks who publish LA YOGA magazine. In addition to curating peace of mind, balance and fulfillment for Find Bliss Boston, Susan continues to documenting those lyrical moments of everyday life with her camera.  Her photographs have been exhibited at the Yawkey Cancer Center at Mass General Hospital in Boston, at the Photoplace Gallery in Middlebury, Vermont and most recently at the Touch Gallery in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Beyond her contributions as a writer with LA YOGA magazine, Susan’s words and images have been featured in the Boston Globe, Elephant Journal, Yogi Times, the Huffington Post, Spirit of St. Bart’s and on the cover of the new book Moving into Meditation (Shambala) by Anne Cushman. In 2016, Shanti Arts will publish a collection of her new work, a blend of visual and verse, entitled Once Divided.  Susan is also the creator of the Daily Inhale.

Susan serves as a Corporator for the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, Massachusetts and is also an RYT 200 registered yoga instructor.

Susan also writes the Breathe feature for Creative Monday (http://creativemonday.net).

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Course Dates

Jun 18 to Jun 24

Levels

Tuition

$1095

Class Size

12