Youth Writing Workshops – October

Join us for fun and engaging youth writing workshops at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. All workshops are free and open to writers at all levels, according to age.

Titus Kaphar

Image credit: Columbus Day Painting | Titus Kaphar

Strike a Prose, Jr: Creative Writing for Families

Workshop Inspired by Unseen: Our Past in a New Light, Ken Gonzales-Day and Titus Kaphar

Date: Saturday, October 13, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM   or Sunday, October 14, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Cost: Free
Location: Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, 800 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

In this creative writing workshop designed for children (ages 10-13) and a parent/caregiver, we will gain inspiration from Unseen: Our Past in a New Light and create stories in response. Participants will discuss works of art, read and discuss a short text, and do guided writing exercises that focus on themes such as race, U.S. history, and inclusion. Open to children (ages 10-13) and their parents/caregivers. Each participant must be accompanied by an adult.

Strike a Prose, Jr: Creative Writing for Teens

Workshop Inspired by Unseen: Our Past in a New Light, Ken Gonzales-Day and Titus Kaphar

Date: Saturday, October 20, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Cost: Free
Location: Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, 800 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

In this creative writing workshop designed for teens, we will gain inspiration from Unseen: Our Past in a New Light and create stories in response. Participants will discuss works of art, read and discuss a short text, and do guided writing exercises that focus on themes such as race, U.S. history, and inclusion. Open to teens, ages 14 – 18.

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