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Writing About Art with David Welch

$65.00 · March 28

Start Date

March 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 at an art gallery.

StoryStudio Chicago is pleased to offer 5 scholarship spots for anyone who would like financial assistance to take this class. Please email us at  to learn more and claim a spot. (Can only be redeemed if class hits minimum enrollment requirements.)


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