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Teacher Amy Messenger
“Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.” – poet Mary Oliver
Words are all around us. We speak them, we email them, we text them, but somehow we struggle to find words that express and reflect who we really are in our creative work.
Whether you’re posting photos on your professional or personal blog, sharing images on social media, creating a new website, or communicating in any vein through imagery, you have a unique opportunity: the words you use to accompany your photos are not just filler or a means to an end, but rather a thread that can connect deeply to your imagery and speak from a place inside your spirit that invites your readers and clients to a more meaningful engagement with your work.
Ask yourself this: “What is at the heart of what I want to say? How can I give voice to my spirit in a way that evokes beauty and meaning, with words that feel and sound like me?”
This course is about the quest to answer these questions and clear the muddy waters you feel when you sit down to write. Songwriter and photographer Amy Messenger will guide you to dig deeper into your artistic spirit to unearth the words you want to say but often struggle to find.
You will embark on discovering your writing voice with readings from writers like Mary Oliver, Wendell Berry, and Annie Dillard, prompts for creating and tying together the visual and written, insights and assignments that give you the tools to connect your spirit to the page and to your photos.