ONSITE: Like an Oil Rig on Fire: Writing in Response to Images

John Berger said, “The relationship between what we see and what we know is never settled.” In this workshop, we will explore images on and off the page as a way to generate new work as we challenge our “way of seeing” and experiment with image and the senses to begin new poems. This workshop is for anyone wanting to make use of image as a tool for building narrative. Expect to write, to collaborate and to learn about yourself and your craft.

Special Notes

  • This class was originally scheduled for Monday afternoons but has been rescheduled for Tuesday evenings.

    Bring your curiosity and something to write with and on. All levels are welcome.

    This is an On-site course. Students must follow current Covid-19 protocols, as outlined on our website. On-site courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program. Please visit for more information.
About the Instructor

Rosa Castellano

Rosa Castellano recently re-located back to Richmond, VA from Vermont. While living in the Green Mountain state, she lead numerous poetry workshops for adults and children and was an active member of the writing community. She spends the bulk of her non-writing time reading (mostly poetry, nonfiction and graphic novels) and adventuring with her husband and four children. She received an MFA in poetry from Virginia Commonwealth University and currently, is the Emerging Artist Resident in Writing for the 2019-2020 year at the Visual Arts Center of Virginia.

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ONSITE: Like an Oil Rig on Fire: Writing in Response to Images

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April 16 - May 216 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Day: Tue
Tuition: $155.00
Member Tuition: $139.50
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Rosa Castellano
Level: All Levels