Last but not least in our profile of new spring guest instructors, we have online instructor Chelsea Biondolillo! Chris and Edan both met Chelsea in 2014 when we were all at the Ucross Foundation in Wyoming and we're excited to have Chelsea teach our online seminar Words + Images—Showing and Telling with the Photo Essay on May 12 and 19.
First things first: our online classes are just like our in-person classes, discussing and workshopping writing in real time. You'll click on a URL at the time the class begins and you and the rest of the class (and Chelsea!) will appear Brady Bunch opening credits style. You'll be able to see and hear each other easily, just as if you're sitting around a living room. (No driving plus students from all over the world—maybe! Our first online class had someone joining from New Zealand.)
Chelsea Biondolillo is the author of the prose chapbooks Ologies and #Lovesong (Etchings Press). Her work has been collected in several anthologies, including Waveform: Twenty-first Century Essays by Women, Best American Nature and Science Essays 2016, How We Speak to One Another: an Essay Daily Reader, and has appeared in Orion, Guernica, Vela, Diagram, Brevity, Passages North, and others. She has a BFA in photography from the Pacific NW College of Art, and an MFA in creative writing and environmental studies from the University of Wyoming. She currently lives about 30 miles outside of Portland, OR at the foot of Mt. Hood.
Words + Images—Showing and Telling with the Photo Essay with Chelsea Biondolillo
11:00 am to 1:00 pm (Pacific)
May 12 and May 19, 2021
Combining texts and photos is not new, but social media and camera phones have brought the once expensive and time-consuming pastime of picture making to the masses. During this generative two-day seminar, we’ll look at the art and craft of combining words and images on the page to create essays that engage both viewer and reader. Whether found or taken, we will explore how photographs can inspire text, creating ekphrastic essays, and how writing can become an extension of the photographic eye and the essayist’s I.
In the first meeting, we will talk about the work created in preparation for class and read/view artist and authors who have combined photographs and nonfiction to create beautiful works of fine and literary art. We will talk about their different approaches and how each create a very different mood on the page. During the second meeting, participants will have the opportunity to workshop a piece of art/writing. This seminar is open to students of all levels.
Enrollment limit: 8 students
$150 course fee
For more information or to enroll, please visit www.writingworkshopsla.com/seminars.