The Group of Seven Reimagined: Contemporary Stories Inspired by Historic Canadian Paintings
Ekphrastic writing is a sub-genre in creative writing where artworks are used as prompts to inspire prose and poetry. This rare anthology of flash fiction, inspired by historic Canadian paintings, incorporates all the elements of what ekphrastic writing entails. There are twenty-one stories in all, edited by Karen Schauber, that capture the imaginations and a landscape of a time when 20th century Canadians—pioneers—were forging a national identity through art. These stories are diverse, personal, and unique in their brevity and ellipses. They, in turn, forge a new understanding of what national identity encompasses in the twenty-first century for many of us. They make us contemplate on the human condition, on nature, on being human today.
Eva Wong Nava
Eva Wong Nava is the founder of CarpeArte Journal, a platform where art and text intersect.
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