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Ekphrastic Poetry Workshop

Thursday, September 17

11:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.

Members Events

Join writer Steven Kennedy for this one-hour online poetry workshop. Create an ekphrastic poem* influenced by the inspirational collection of the Cape Ann Museum—become inspired, learn a new writing style, and create an original work of poetry. This free workshop is reserved for CAM Members. Space is limited; registration required. Register online or email


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*From the Poetry Foundation website: An ekphrastic poem 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 poet may amplify and expand its meaning.


Steven Kennedy has a Master of Fine Arts from San Francisco State University. Before moving to the Bay Area, he attended Gordon College, lived in Beverly and worked at Manchester By the Book as a bookseller. He is a writer and editor for Fielder's Choice Magazine, while his poetry and prose have appeared in various journals. His first novel, Birds of Massachusetts, won the 2020 Michael Rubin Book Award and will be published in December by Fourteen Hills.


Above, left to right: Laurel Hughes, Fox Path (Tidal Meditation Series), 2004. Oil on canvas. Museum purchase, 2011. Funds provided by the Kanter Kallman Foundation and Dorothy A. Brown [2011.16.1]; Walker Hancock (1901-1998), Pennsylvania Railroad War Memorial, 1949-1952. Plaster. Gift of Deanie Hancock French, the daughter of the artist, 2001 [2001.10]; Ralph Coburn (1923-2018), Morning, 2000. Acrylic on canvas. Gift of the artist, 2002 [2002.58]; John Sloan (1871-1951), Red Warehouses at Gloucester, 1914. Oil on Canvas. Gift of Margaret L. Pearson, 2012 [2012.140].

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