Join us monthly to generate new creative writing inspired by works in the Stanley collection. Each session will be led by a different talented writer from our area, who will be offering a new prompt and a new approach to ekphrastic writing (writing inspired by visual art). Bring your own notebook and pencil or computer and leave with the beginning of a newly written piece. Co-sponsored by Iowa City Poetry. Teen and adult writers in all genres are welcome.
Write at the Stanley meets every fourth Sunday of the month.
Space is limited, so we encourage you to reserve your spot.
David Duer will lead the August workshop. Born in Akron, Ohio, David Duer recently retired from teaching English language arts at Cedar Rapids Washington High School. He's now a volunteer art docent at both the Stanley Museum of Art and the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art. His work has been published in Ascent, English Journal, Exquisite Corpse, Little Village, Poetry, and elsewhere. A chapbook of his poetry, To Bread, was published by Coffee House Press.
September's workshop will be led by Efe Duyan (poet, architect, event curator). Efe Duyan was born in Istanbul in 1981. As an internationally recognized poet, he has been invited to numerous international events, including the Hurst Professorship at Saint Louis University and International Writing Program at Iowa University. His poems have been translated into more than 25 different languages. His debut novel, Başka (Other), was published in 2022. As an advocate of freedom of expression and creative thinking, he has been an active cultural actor, curating international events, workshops, and conferences. He is currently teaching architecture in Riga.