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Ekphrastic Writing Hour

Ahmet Ertug’s life-size, large-format photographs of Leonardo DaVinci’s The Last Supper are being displayed in the Library’s Curtis Gallery. Quiet ekphrastic writing hours have been scheduled on Wednesday’s for writers to come in to fall under the spell of this masterpiece — inspiring a poem, essay or short story as they view the exhibit. Ekphrastic comes from the Greek word, echrasis and is usually a writing that is a vivid description of a scene or, more commonly, a work of art. Through the imaginative act of narrating and reflecting on the “action” of a painting or sculpture, the writer may amplify and expand its meaning.

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