ART 101: Writer's Workshop | Poetry + the Physical Form

Photo by Ed Nitrie.

Saturday, April 10, 2021
1–5pm PDT | Online
$15 ($10 for SJMA Members)

Join award-winning author, Laleh Khadivi, and explore the exhibit Barring Freedom through history, spatial orientation, artistic intent, and most importantly, through poetry and prose. We will discuss the work, the sensations it evokes, and then take time to follow our curiosity about the work and the artist. In this workshop, as with most creative endeavors, the process is just as valuable as the product. Laleh Khadivi is a novelist and essayist, and recipient of several awards including the Whiting Award and an NEA grant. Khadivi teaches in the MFA program at the University of San Francisco.

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Workshops are designed for all skill levels. This virtual workshop will take place over ZOOM; advance registration is required. 

Virtually visit the exhibition Barring Freedom beforehand to get your creative juices going; have your thinking cap plus your favorite writing instruments and journal ready on workshop day.

Led by celebrated local writers, the ART 101: Writer's Workshop series uses art as a starting point for fun and creative writing projects. Participants explore the elements of writing and experience works of art through a different lens.

About the Author

Laleh Khadivi was born in Esfahan, Iran. Her debut novel, The Age of Orphans, received the Whiting Award for Fiction, the Barnes and Nobles Discover New Writers Award, and an Emory Fiction Fellowship. 

Her debut documentary film 900 WOMEN aired on A&E and premiered at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival. She has worked as director, producer, and cinematographer of documentary films since 1999. Her fiction and non-fiction can be found in The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, VQR, The Sun and other publications. She is the recipient of a 2016 National Endowment for the Arts Grant and a 2016 Pushcart Prize for her story Wanderlust. She lives in Northern California.