Ekphrastic Writing Workshop with Sally Ito

Ekphrasis Writing Workshop with Sally Ito

Thursday, June 2, 2022 | 7-9 pm


Workshop Description:

Ekphrasis can be defined as a “graphic, often dramatic description of visual art.”  In this workshop, you will write about what you see in the gallery, and in this transformation of image to word, have an opportunity explore in text another dimension of the work. This workshop will allow visitors to gain a deeper, richer experience of crafted objects; for practising artists, it will open new avenues of reflection and writing about their own work. Participants will engage with Gidamaji’igoomin maamikawiseyang gidoodaanaaminaan – Our spirit awakens when we remember our past by KC Adams as a means of exploring these concepts.
This is an in-person workshop with masks required while at the C2 Centre for Craft.


Workshop Runs: Thursday, June 2nd, 2022

7:00 – 9:00 pm


Registration: $30

  • Registration is non-refundable


Registration deadline: May 23rd,  2022


Register Online:

Registration for this class has reached capacity. Please contact [email protected] for wait list options. Our apologies and thank you!



Any questions regarding this workshop? 

Contact MCC Programme Coordinator, Katrina Craig at [email protected] or (204) 615-3951.



Meet your Instructor: Sally Ito

Sally Ito is a witer and translator. She was born in Taber, Alberta, and currently lives in Winnipeg. She has published three books of poetry, Frogs in the Rain Barrel, A Season of Mercy, and Alert to Glory, as well as a collection of short stories called Floating Shore.  In 2018, she published a cultural memoir, The Emperor’s Orphans.  Ito has also translated and published the Japanese children’s poet Misuzu Kaneko by drawing on her years of study in Japan and experience of translating contemporary Japanese poetry. She teaches creative writing in Winnipeg and is a former blog contributor to the multicultural children’s literature blog and website, PaperTigers.  She is also an erstwhile artist who likes to doodle and draw in her Japanese Hobonichi Techo journal.