Using Visuals to Warm Up Your Words with Ariel Aberg-Riger (Hybrid)
In this two-session adult writing workshop, we will explore the ways in which visuals—drawing, photography, found objects, collage—can open up the writing process.
During the first session, we’ll experiment with exercises that obliterate the blank page by getting your pen moving and bringing worlds to life before searching for the right words. During the second session, we’ll build on those exercises to wander into a written story based on the images and characters we’ve created.
- Saturday, December 4 @ 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
- Saturday, December 11 @ 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
This workshop is limited to 12 in-person participants with the option to join virtually.
- COVID SAFETY: We’ll be following social distancing protocol and providing masks and sanitizer as needed.
- ACCESSIBILITY NOTE: If you have any questions/issues accessing any of these opportunities, please let us know and we will work with you to make sure you can participate.
Ariel Aberg-RigerVisual Storyteller
Ariel Aberg-Riger is a self-taught artist who is focused on using the power of visual storytelling to explore issues of equity and social justice, encouraging readers to think differently about history, science, policy, and the other forces that shape our lives. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, Teen Vogue, and The Atlantic’s CityLab among other publications. She is a 2020 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Nonfiction Literature, and a member of the Tin House 2020 Summer Workshop. She’s currently working on a book about American history and identity set to be published by Balzer+Bray/HarperCollins in 2022. Ariel lives in sunny Buffalo, NY with her wife and two kids.