TIC stands for TalkingImageConnection, an organization that connects emerging poets and writers with adventurous visual artists and new audiences.

“…vibrant language and laugh-out-loud storytelling that provides sometimes personal, often universal perceptions on the Twin Cities boldest visual art.”
Camille Lefevre, Metro Magazine

“I came here for the reading — and had the opportunity to enjoy the art.”
“I liked how the art and readings worked together.”
“Fruit for thought-making connections.”
“Wow, you’re so where I’m at!”
audience members

Read about TIC at MNArtists.org

TIC readings take place at Twin Cities galleries that exhibit the work of contemporary visual artists. TalkingImageConnection teams up with these galleries to curate readings in response to specific gallery shows.

For each reading, TIC chooses a group of writer-performers who use the theme and artwork in the gallery as prompts for their own creative writing.
Writers perform their work in front of, next to, behind or in the middle of the artwork that inspired them. Audiences follow the readers from artwork to artwork and are provided with a script of the evening’s performance.

A TIC reading is an irreverent, fun, challenging interaction with the visual art around it.

Would you like to read with TalkingImageConnection?
Email tic a story or piece of creative non-fiction, or three poems, along with a description of your past experience as a reader and your interest in visual art to tic@talkimage.org. TIC wants you.

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