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Visual Inspiration: Writing from Assemblages & Collages

with Anca Szilágyi

Genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, The Writing Life

In Person

Open to all levels

1 Session

Start Date: November 3, 2022
End Date: November 3, 2022
Day of Week: Thursday
Time: 1:10pm - 4:10pm PT
Capacity: 14 seats
Member Price: $81.00
General Price: $90.00

In this one-day class, we will explore how to generate new writing from the visual art forms of assemblages and collage. What can these forms offer us as writers? What ideas and stories do they suggest? We will look at contemporary works available in the Henry Art Gallery's permanent collection and discuss strategies for writing from art. Students will have the opportunity to share new writing, but the focus will be on generating new work rather than critique. Time permitting, we will also explore the current exhibits of the Henry.

Registration dates:

August 22: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

August 23: Member registration opens

August 30: General registration opens

Anca Szilágyi

Anca Szilágyi

she/her

Anca L. Szilágyi is the author of Daughters of the Air, which Shelf Awareness called “a striking debut ,” and Dreams under Glass, which Buzzfeed Books called "a novel for our modern times." Her writing appears in Newsweek, Los Angeles Review of Books, Orion Magazine, and Lilith Magazine, among other publications. She is the recipient of awards from Vermont Studio Center, Artist Trust, Hugo House, Jack Straw, 4Culture, and elsewhere. Originally from Brooklyn, she has lived in Montreal, Seattle, and now Chicago.

Twitter: @ancawrites

Instagram: @anca_szilagyi

Website: ancawrites.com

Most classes are offered at a general and member tuition rates based on instruction hours, with Hugo House members receiving a 10% discount on classes fewer than six sessions.

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