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Norwalk's Poet Laureate Leading Workshop Of Art-Inspired Verses

Laurel Peterson, Norwalk's Poet Laureate, will lead an ekphrastic poetry workshop on Thursday at Norwalk City Hall.
Laurel Peterson, Norwalk's Poet Laureate, will lead an ekphrastic poetry workshop on Thursday at Norwalk City Hall. Photo Credit: Contributed photo

NORWALK, Conn. – Laurel Peterson, Norwalk's Poet Laureate, will lead an ekphrastic poetry workshop on Thursday from 1-3 p.m. at the Mayor's Gallery in Norwalk City Hall, Room 231.

Petersen will lead the workshop using the art created by SPAG (St. Phillips Artist's Guild) on display in the Mayor's Gallery.

Ekphrastic poetry is written in response to an art work, where the author comments on or interacts with the action of the work, or connects the art with some aspect of his/her life. Famous ekphrastic poems include Keat's " Ode on a Grecian Urn " and Auden's " Musee des Beaux Arts ."

Petersen is a professor at Norwalk Community College and Norwalk's first poet laureate .

All are welcome to the free event. Bring something to write with (pen, pencils) and paper. Click here to register .

Norwalk City Hall is located at 125 East Ave., Norwalk.

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