Hedgebrook Salon @ SAM this Saturday afternoon

The Blue Room, Suzanne Valadon, 1923
How did this happen? I feel so lucky to be leading the SAM Creates ekphrastic poetry salon sponsored by Hedgebrook at the Seattle Art Museum this Saturday, January 12th  from 1:00 - 6:00 pm. The afternoon will bring together three of my favorite things: poetry, art museums, and a fantastic writing residency.

This will be my fourth time teaching this workshop in the magical halls and exhibition rooms of a museum. Creating this workshop and implementing it everywhere from the west of Ireland to the eastern United States has altered my relationship with art. I no longer feel I am an ignorant stranger when I enter an art  museum - instead I feel ready to explore a new dimension of my own imagination with the help of another artist. In this case, Elle: Women Take Over is a joint show of art work from the Pompidou in Paris as well as the work owned by SAM. The entire museum is devoted to women's painting, sculpture, and performance art for another few weeks.

Below is all the information you need to join us this Saturday. The event is open to men and women. Hope to see you there! Feel free to leave any questions in the comment space.


Salon @ SAM 
January 12, 2013
1–6 pm
Nordstrom Art Studio

Women artists have taken over SAM with the awe-inspiring exhibits Elles: Women Artists from the Centre Pompidou, Paris and Elles: SAM—Singular Works by Seminal Women Artists. Now SAM and Hedgebrook will come together so writers can give voice to the art.
For one day only, come and engage in creative writing workshops led by Seattle poet Susan Rich and Hedgebrook Executive Director and playwright Amy Wheeler.
Fueled by playful writing exercises, you'll spend the afternoon in the galleries writing in response to the dynamic artwork, then you'll have the opportunity to share your fresh work in the galleries, surrounded by the art that inspired them. At 5 pm, we'll raise a glass to celebrate women writers and artists.
Tickets are $125, with discounts for early registration and group rates. All tickets include gallery admission, writing workshops and reception. Open to men and women writers, age 14 and older. Contact Hedgebrook for tickets or more information at 206.325.6773 orhedgebrook@hedgebrook.org.


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