Literary Salon Graphic - Garden of Inspiration: Ekphrasis and the Language of FlowersLearn the wild history of the Poe Museum’s Enchanted Garden while exploring the garden concept as both metaphor and model for the creative process. Ekphrasis is an exercise in which the artist relates one medium of art to another medium, defining and describing its essence and transposing its “illuminative liveliness.” Here, along with guided discussion and feedback, we’ll transpose artistic renderings of the Garden back into Poe’s own medium.





Drew Harrigan, landscape architect, Four Winds Designs, and Joanna Lee, RVA poet

Date and time

April 14, 2016
7:00 to 9:00 pm


Patrick Henry Pub & Grille
2300 E Broad St, Richmond, Virginia 23223
Admission is free.

About Literary Salons

James River Writers and The Poe Museum present

A new place to find inspiration this year

We’re bringing back the grand tradition of the literary salon, an intimate setting to meet & fraternize with local authors and artists, as they in turn guide you in your own writing practice. Whatever your genre, this is a great way to connect, to learn, and to philosophize.

Salons are organized by topic and are held on the second Thursday of every other month, February, April, June, August, and October. There is no cover charge for these events. We welcome writerly types of all experience levels and readers, thinkers, and artists of every sort. Be sure to bring your favorite writing implements.

For more information, visit Literary Salons.