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THE NARRATIVE IMPULSE: An Evening of Visual Art, Writing and Readings
Sunday, August 17, 2014, 5:00-7:00 pm ~ Blackfish Gallery
Light refreshments. Free and open to the public

Join a discussion of narrative—visual vs written—with artist Ellen Goldschmidt and writer Merridawn Duckler, plus open mic readings of stories and poems inspired by Goldschmidt’s exhibition.

We invite writers of all experience levels and ages to visit Blackfish between
August 5-17 to spend time with our August show, Interlopers: Unintended Narratives, and compose a piece of prose, fiction or poetry in response to one or more image.

The work on view consists of large- and medium-scale, figurative drawings, which artist Ellen Goldschmidt calls “unintended narratives.” We hope you will be inspired by these intriguingly ambiguous pictures to create and polish a narrative of your own (1-2 pages) to read during the open mic portion of our program, August 17.

If you’d like us to post your piece, or an excerpt, on our Facebook page, send it to: Be sure to indicate which image(s) inspired your writing. Include your name and contact information. We will contact you for your consent if we receive funding to publish a broadsheet of the images and writings.

Please show up early on August 17 to sign up for the open mic reading.

Blackfish Gallery: 420 NW 9th Ave., Portland, OR 97209
503-224-2634 | | Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11 am – 5 pm