A free gathering of writers of any genre. 

To begin, select a photograph or a photo of a piece of art, which could be of a painting, sculpture, carving, etc that resonates with you in some way.


Part One

Freewriting: 2 minutes. Write a description—visual-only—of what you see in the photograph. Remember to avoid abstract nouns and adjectives; use concrete, specific details.


Part Two

 Freewriting: 2 minutes. Now write about the photo, attempting to use all five of your senses.


Part Three

 Freewriting: 10 minutes. Using at least one of the following prompts, now write about the photo:


Through Description


Through Ventriloquism


Through Direct Address


Through Interrogation (Asking Questions of Someone/Something)


Through Giving an Account


Through Reflection/Speculation