Prompt for October 23 – Virtual Barat House

Seasonal Ekphrastic . . .

Photo by Liz Hafalia for the San Francisco Chronicle. Traditionally, an ekphrastic prompt invites a response to or description of a work of visual art in poetic voice. We interpret ekphrasis broadly–we invite you to respond in any form.

Use the prompt to inspire your work in any form (poetry or prose; fiction of any genre; creative nonfiction, essay, or memoir).

Log into our virtual meeting at 1pm for readings and discussion.

If you prefer to post your work to our blog, visit Submittable after 12pm to upload your work. We will do our best to publish everything we receive.

A note on the prompt

From “Can S.F. sway the presidential election? Drag queens support the resistance by writing to swing voters” by Heather Knight in the San Francisco Chronicle, October 15, 2020.