Writing Workshops Based on Sylvia Plath

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In October, I will  be teaching a series of writing workshops hosted by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, in conjunction with the exhibition “One Life: Sylvia Plath”.

There are three separate themes and the classes repeat (Friday class repeats on Saturday). Classes will be held at National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
800 G Street, NW, Washington, DC. All workshops are FREE.

Session 1: Strike a Prose: Inspiring Images

Join us for an exciting creative writing workshop. Using guided writing prompts, we will develop stories and poems inspired by the portraits, images, and artifacts in “One Life: Sylvia Plath”. Fiction, nonfiction, and poetry prompts will be offered.
Open to writers of all levels ages 18 and up.

Dates: Friday, October 13, 2017, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM  or Saturday, October 14, 2017, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Session 2: Strike a Prose: Masks and Mirrors

Join us for a writing workshop celebrating the work of Sylvia Plath. Presented in connection with the exhibition “One Life: Sylvia Plath,” this workshop will focus on writing from the first-person perspective. We will write new work that explores the duality of our internal and external selves and examines the ways that we hide and reflect different aspects of ourselves.
Open to writers of all levels ages 18 and up.

Dates: Friday, October 20, 2017, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM or Saturday October 21, 2017, 
10:30 AM – 1:00 PM 

Session 3: Strike a Prose: Experiments in Form

Sylvia Plath was known for experimenting with poetic forms, breaking genre rules, and taking risks with her writing. Using Plath’s poems, portraits, and visual works from the exhibition “One Life: Sylvia Plath,” we will experiment with different forms and styles to develop new poems.
Open to writers of all levels ages 18 and up.

Dates: Friday, October 27, 2017, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM or  Saturday, October 28, 2017, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM 

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