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Writing with Willona is my collection of writing workshops and networking events.

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Virtual Writing Happy Hour Series (Tuesdays, 5 PM) with National Portrait Gallery

Bring your own happy hour beverage of choice and write with us. We will write for about 25 minutes using a work of art as inspiration. Register here.

Image Credit: Self-Portrait of the Artist by Stuart Robertson, 2020

National Portrait Gallery Writing Workshop: Strike a Prose: Reflections of Contemporary American Identity

Date: Friday, October 14, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET
Cost: $12
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Location: National Portrait Gallery
800 G Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

In this creative writing workshop, we will explore the themes of representation, reflection, and identity in contemporary American culture by drawing inspiration from portraits in The Outwin 2022: American Portraiture Today. The workshop will include guided writing prompts and discussion, and will encourage participants to explore diverse perspectives and lived experiences. Open to writers of all levels who are 18+.


National Portrait Gallery Writing Workshop: Strike a Prose: Overlooked

Friday, November 4, 2022
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET
Cost: $12
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Location: National Portrait Gallery
800 G Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

In this poetry writing workshop, we will gain inspiration from The Outwin 2022: American Portraiture Today to develop narrative poems that tell stories. We will explore the theme, overlooked, and borrow from fiction writing techniques, including narrative voice, character development, and world building, to create vivid poems. Open to writers of all levels who are 18+.

Past Events

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