May 12, 2023
7 - 9 pm
The Deering Estate Wine Cellar
16701 SW 72nd Ave, Miami, FL 33157
Conjuring Spirits: An Ekphrastic Workshop
Led by Caridad Moro-Gronlier
Presented in partnership with The Deering Estate
Conjuring Spirits is an ekphrastic poetry workshop that guides participants through writing, generating new work inspired by and in conversation with the “spirits” that exist at The Deering Estate—both spectral and alcoholic. The estate provides participants with the opportunity to explore the property from a historical, cultural, environmental, and personal perspective. Presented in partnership with the Deering Estate.
After a guided writing session that incorporates “tales from the wine cellar,” “Deering ghost stories,” theme-specific sample poetry, and ekphrastic poetry writing tips, participants will be given the opportunity to explore the main house and grounds prior to moving to the wine cellar for a targeted, generative writing session and open mike culminating activity.
Caridad Moro-Gronlier is the author of Tortillera (TRP 2021) and Visionware (Finishing Line Press 2009). She is the Associate Editor for SWWIM and a career educator who resides in Miami, FL, with her family.