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Ekphrastic Writing with Just Buffalo Literary Center Inspired by Swoon: Seven Contemplations

Saturday, October 10, 2020

1 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

Guests view Swoon: Seven Contemplations at Albright-Knox Northland. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

Virtual Event

This three-part series of virtual creative writing sessions led by teaching artist, poet, and translator Christina Vega-Westhoff will open a space for participants to share responses to Swoon: Seven Contemplations. Each week we will focus on different Contemplations, investigating their themes and collaborating with their stylistic techniques. Participants will be invited to connect their responses to their own bodies, homes, and neighborhoods.

Participants are encouraged to experience the exhibition beforehand. If you decide to visit in person, please review our new Courtesy Code and reserve your visit date and time prior to your arrival. We will also have visual images available for use during the sessions.

All ages are welcome. Feel free to join us for one session or all three!


Each virtual session is limited to 15 participants. Please register online using the links below. Registered participants will receive a link to join the morning of the program.

Register for October 10 Session
Register for November 14 Session
Register for December 12 Session

About the Instructor

A white womanChristina Vega-Westhoff is a poet, translator, and aerialist. She is the author of Suelo Tide Cement, winner of the 2017 Nightboat Prize for Poetry. Vega-Westhoff also works as a teaching artist with the Geneseo Migrant Center and as a movement instructor with The Bird’s Nest Circus Arts. Her work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, most recently BAX 2018: Best American Experimental Writing and Words Without Borders. She holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Arizona and a BA in English and Latin American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She choreographs and performs interdisciplinary works independently and for festivals and theatre, dance, and circus companies.