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Art Writing Strategies with Sneha Subramanian Kanta

SAAG Writing Workshop: Art Writing Strategies with Sneha Subramanian Kanta

Cost: Free
Location: Online
Date: May 19, 4 – 5:30pm MT

The Southern Alberta Art Gallery Maansiksikaitsitapiitsinikssin invites you to join us for this free online writing workshop, led by writer and academic Sneha Subramanian Kanta.

What arrives after beauty? Through ekphrasis, the vivid description of a work of art, this generative workshop will offer you strategies to close-read a piece of art. We will also learn to utilize decolonial strategies such as fragmentation, erasure and creating your own form to frame an ekphrastic response. We will study poems and excerpts from creative nonfiction essays, and bring attention to tense, lineation, form and description. You will leave with several drafts of multi-genre work.

This workshop is held online over Zoom. To sign up for this workshop, please email Program & Event Coordinator Heather Kehoe hkehoe@saag.ca.

Sneha Subramanian Kanta is a writer and academic from the Greater Toronto Area. She is the author of the chapbook Ghost Tracks (Louisiana Literature Press, 2020) and Every Elegy Is A Love Poem (Variant Lit, forthcoming). She is the recipient of a 2022 fellowship from Anaphora Arts, a 2022 Digital Residency from The Seventh Wave, and the 2021 Robert Hayden scholarship at Stockton University. She is the recipient of the inaugural Vijay Nambisan Fellowship 2019. She was the Charles Wallace Fellow writer in residence (2019-20) at The University of Stirling. Her multi-genre work has appeared or is forthcoming in Passages North, Shenandoah, Room Magazine, UBC’s PRISM International, and elsewhere. Most recently, her poem Un-Elegy, Or How Water Unmakes A Country won the 2022 Canadian Authors Association — Toronto inaugural poetry prize. She is the founding editor of Parentheses Journal.

For more information visit snehasubramaniankanta.com.

This workshop is presented as part of the 2023 SAAG Art Writing Prize.

To learn more about the prize, please check out our programs page at saag.ca/programs.

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