LYMAN GRANT with ANDIS APPLEWHITE: “Searching for Abstract Realism”
SUNDAY, MAY 21 ARCHWAY GALLERY 2305 Dunlavy St, Houston, TX 77006 2:30 – 4:30 PM
Houston painter Neal Adams of Houston searched for what he called “Abstract Realism.” Artist Andis Applewhite was married to Neal and will talk about his art. When Neal died, his life-long friend, poet Lyman Grant, wrote a long poem as a meditation upon Neal’s final paintings, and in that poem, Grant also searched for this realistic evocation in abstraction. In this workshop, Grant will lead participants in searching for this elusive quality in their writing and poetry.
|Workshop Fee: $25 Public Poetry Members; $35 non-members includes $20 for the book. Workshop registration for members HERE for non-members HERE|
Lyman Grant is a poet and writer living in Austin, Texas. For over thirty years, he has taught at Austin Community College, where he has also served in various administrative roles, most recently as Dean of the Communications Division. He has published poems, essays, and reviews in many publications including The Dallas Morning News, The Texas Observer, Texas Books in Review, Texas Humanist, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Sulphur River Literary Review, Concho River Review, Visions International, Windhover, Illya’s Honey, among others. He has read poems in venues and festivals in Texas, including The Houston Poetry Fest and the First Friday Reading Series in Houston. He has written two textbooks, edited two books related to Texas literature, and published four volumes of poems, most recently Last Work: A Meditation on the Final Paintings of Neal Adams.
SATURDAY MAY 20, LYMAN GRANT WILL BE READING AT BRAZOS BOOKSTORE, 2421 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005 at 7:00 PM