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Time: June 22, 2013 from 1pm to 5pm
Location: University Center, room 214
Street: Cass Road
City/Town: Traverse City
Website or Map: http://www.michwriters.org
Event Type: writers, workshop
Organized By: Betsy Emdin
Latest Activity: Jun 13
Co-taught by a visual artist and a writer, Journal & Sketchbook is geared toward writers and artists of all levels.
Recommended for anyone interested in writing and/or visual art, travel narratives, documentation, and creative practices. Journal and Sketchbook will be team-taught by a writer and a visual artist, using interdisciplinary approaches in order to help students better see their narrative work and develop creative processes useful for all artists, writers, filmmakers, etc. Mark Twain, Sylvia Plath, e.e. Cummings, DaVinci, Michelangelo, Kafka, Goya, Faulkner, and others have been inspired by word and image; their journals and sketchbooks show exploration in text, image, and their intersections. Participants will consider their work through personal observation, seeing and responding simultaneously, and seeing-in-the-mind through imagination and memory, while using writing, drawing, visual note-taking and expressive mark-making.
Patricia Ann McNair teaches in the Fiction Writing Department of Columbia College Chicago, where she received a nomination for the Carnegie Foundation’s US Professor of the Year. McNair’s collection of short stories, The Temple of Air, has received a number of honors, among them the Chicago Writers Association Book of the Year Award, winner of Southern Illinois University’s Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award, and the Society of Midland Authors Finalist Award. She and Philip Hartigan have taught Journal and Sketchbook to various groups in the US, England, Prague, and Italy.
Philip Hartigan is a British artist who has lived in the USA since 2002. His prints, installations, and videos have been exhibited in more than 30 group and solo shows on both sides of the Atlantic. He is an adjunct faculty member of Columbia College Chicago, and has taught printmaking and journal/sketchbook workshops across the Midwest. He is a contributing arts writer to Time Out-Chicago, and Hyperallergic (a NYC online magazine).