Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry in response to art, ekphrasis

This practice-based course offers an introduction to ekphrasis, writing poems in response to art. Through examination of notable poems of the form – ancient, modern and contemporary – and the artworks that inspired them, students will be encouraged to discuss different creative approaches to writing poems inspired by art. This course will also encourage students to try out these different approaches and techniques in their own writing using artworks visited online. This includes paintings, objects, sound-art, films and other materials held in collections at the University of Glasgow’s The Hunterian, the University Library Archive & Special Collections, The Moving Image Archive of the National Library of Scotland and other sites, making this an ideal course for those new to writing poetry and also curious to discover more art.

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Key facts

  • Cost: £140
  • Credits: 10