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Writing About Art with David Welch

$65.00 · September 28

This one-night course will explore how poems describe, interpret, and interact with visual art.

Start Date

September 28

Class Times

6:30pm – 8:30pm CT

Day(s) of the Week





Gallery Victor Armendariz




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This one-night course will explore how poems describe, interpret, and interact with visual art. We’ll pay specific attention to methods beyond simple or literal description – whether by narrating a story that happens “off-stage” (or out of frame) or through meditating on an image from the artwork or an association it brings to our minds. In any case, we’ll consider our work one of conversation – between each other, our poems, and the artwork currently on exhibition.

I’ll distribute readings ahead of time (just so folks can have access on their devices – no homework!) and we’ll read and discuss published poems and prose as well as drafting our own.

This class is for poets and prose writers alike. It will take place in-person at an art gallery.

Reviews from previous attendees:

“Dave’s approach to writing feels like it has a healthy balance of structure and creative freedom. It makes writing feel approachable and less rigid, but not so loose that you feel you aren’t accomplishing something.”

“This class surpassed expectations! Dave created a low-pressure and inviting environment to share our ideas and writing while also being game to brainstorm.”

“I appreciated the poems used in class because they not only discussed art but offered multiple ways of looking at art.”


About David Welch

David Welch is the author of Everyone Who Is Dead (Spork Press, forthcoming) and a chapbook, It Is Such a Good Thing to Be In Love with You (The Laurel Review/Midwest Chapbook Series, 2015). He is the recipient of awards from the Academy of American Poets, the Poetry Society of America, and the Sewanee Writers' Conference. Welch lives in Chicago and teaches at DePaul University where he is Assistant Director of Publishing & Outreach. Visit him virtually at www.davidwelch.me