Welcome to the 2021 Get Lit! Virtual Festival
Sunday, April 18 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Ekphrasis: Art in Conversation

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The impulse to make art in conversation with other art is profoundly human. Consider a composer inspired by a portrait, or a painter trying to capture the essence of a poem: ekphrasis uses one kind of art as a springboard for another, extending an artist's ability to think both creatively and analytically. This session on ekphrastic prose will explore the evolving tradition of writing inspired by visual art. In collaboration with Spokane's Museum of Arts and Culture, we will use a how-to, hands-on, live-laboratory approach to model ekphrasis in real time, equipping audience members with the tools necessary to investigate the practice in their own work.  

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Courtney Harler

Courtney Harler is a freelance writer, editor, and educator based in Las Vegas, Nevada. She holds an MFA from Sierra Nevada University (2017) and an MA from Eastern Washington University (2013). Courtney has been honored by fellowships from Writing By Writers, Squaw Valley Community... Read More →
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Corinna Cook

Corinna Cook is the author of Leavetakings, an essay collection (University of Alaska Press, 2020). Supported by a 2018-19 Fulbright Fellowship, a 2018 Alaska Literary Award, and a 2020 Project Award from the Rasmuson Foundation, she is currently writing an ekphrastic essay collection... Read More →
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Jenny Davis

Jenny Davis is a Spokane-based writer and teacher. Jenny's MFA in creative nonfiction is from the University of Iowa; her publications in literary magazines include pieces in Gettysburg Review and Creative Nonfiction, among others. Her essays have twice been "notable" in the Best... Read More →

Sunday April 18, 2021 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT