This fall class is now closed for registration. Winter session will go on sale December 1 for classes starting in January.
One-Day Workshop: Sunday, Nov 4
Course Description: Be guided through the MFA’s collections to find inspiration and content for your writing. Discover and explore the deep relationships between visual art and creative writing. The class includes weekly presentations of artists and poets, group discussions, and a personalized tour of the galleries that can expand on the ideas for your writing. Develop a polished ekphrasis poem or a work of short prose, meet other writers, and experience the Museum in a whole new way.
Instructor: Jason Springer
Jason Springer has been teaching the collection of the MFA since 2005, as an Educator in the Artful Adventures program. He is also responsible for bringing arts education and studio practice to Boston area organizations as a Community Arts Initiative Instructor. Jason has been writing poetry for many years and has recently started a series of work that draws inspiration from the visual arts. He is currently editing his first book of poems and short stories, titled Salting the Pool.
Co-Instructor: Jade Sylvan
Jade Sylvan is the author of the poetry collection, The Spark Singer (Spuyten Duyvil Press 2009). Her work has been published in numerous online and print journals, and she's toured internationally performing readings at universities and other poetry and spoken word venues. She's the Co-Founder of Mass L.E.A.P. (Massachusetts Literary Education and Performance), an organization that creates youth poetry opportunities in Greater Boston, and has facilitated writing workshops in collaboration with art and educational institutions across the country, ranging from Harvard and NYU to community art spaces and DIY collectives. Other passions include music-making, yoga, tattoos, and home-cooked meals.