Workshop “Painting and Poetry: Communicating Vessels”, by Marina Tapia

Since the fall of 2018, the Granada City of Literature UNESCO Programme (Arts Departament of Granada City Council) and the Aula de Literatura of the University of Granada have been collaborating on a series of free micro-workshops on writing. Our micro-workshops deal with very diverse aspects of literary creation. They aim to stimulate enthusiasm for literature, to generate new audiences, and to foster a network of complicity between authors-teachers and participants. The workshops have been celebrated on-site at the Madraza palace, but in 2020 they went on-line, due to Covid restrictions. Since 2021, however, they are going to be carried out both on-site and on-line.

There are a maximum of 15 places for each workshop, expandable to 20 places if done online, on a first-come, first-served basis. Those interested in applying for participation should write an email to

“Painting and Poetry: Communicating Vessels” | Teacher: Marina Tapia | Date: May 26, 2023, from 6.30 pm to 9 pm | Venue: Sala Mariana de Pineda-Palacio de la Madraza, Centro de Cultura Contemporánea of the University of Granada.

The workshop

In this workshop, some guidelines will be given to apply different elements of painting, such as color (with its world of meanings and richness of tones), textures, movement, image, etc. in the writing process and in the construction of her own voice, more full of nuances and sensory elements. The complicity that exists between poetry and painting is evident. Themes such as the portrait, the still life or the landscape have been developed by both painters and poets. The workshop will begin with a brief introductory tour of the work of painters who write and poets who paint. And then various individual and group exercises will be carried out around, for example, ekphrasis (describing a work of art) or self-portrait.

Marina Tapia

Marina Tapia (Valparaíso, 1975) is a poet, visual artist and cultural promoter. Since the year 2000 she resides in Spain and since 2013 in Granada. He has published the books 50 Mujeres desnudas (2013), El relámpago en la habitación (2013), Marjales de interior (2017), Jardín imposible (2020), El deleite (2020), Corteza (2022), Un kilim de palabras (2022), Bosque y silencio (2022) and Islario (2022). She has coordinated El pájaro azul. Homenaje a Rubén Darío (2016). She has coordinated the Compartir poesía space of the Entredós Foundation in Madrid, she has given workshops on literary creation in the La Zubia library (2014-2015, 2017, 2020-2022) and in the Huétor Vega library (2023).
In the field of painting, in addition to the various collective exhibitions, he has had individual exhibitions at the Entredós Foundation (2009, Madrid), at the Café Cultural Libertad 8 (Madrid, 2010, 2011), at the Vimaambi room (Granada, 2013 ) and at the Centro Artístico, Literario y Científico of Granada (2019, 2021). Likewise, she has illustrated the book Astrolabio (2020); the magazines Ventana Latina (London, 2011), Al otro lado del espejo and Lumbre (Granada, 2020), and she has made the poster for the XI International Congress of Children’s and Youth Literature (Granada, 2017). In 2013 she was invited by the Chilean Consulate to exhibit a sample of her work in China (Lishui and Shanghai).

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