May Writing Workshops

Wells

 

Ida B. Wells-Barnett by Sallie E. Garrity C.1893/courtesy National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

 

Strike a Prose: Historical Fiction

Date: Thursday, May 2, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM or Friday, May 3, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution,800 G Street NW,
Washington, DC 20001
Cost: Free

With inspiration from “Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence,” we will create works of historical fiction, addressing themes of history, suffrage, democracy and freedom. The workshop will include reading, discussion and guided writing.

Strike a Prose: Persistent Women

Date: Thursday May 9, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM or Friday, May 10, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution,800 G Street NW,
Washington, DC 20001
Cost: Free

In this writing workshop, we will focus on writing strong female leads, using fiction and nonfiction writing prompts. The writing workshop will be held in connection with “Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence” and will include guided writing, reading and discussion.

Strike a Prose: Persuasive Essays

Date: Thursday May 16, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM or Friday May 17, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution,800 G Street NW,
Washington, DC 20001
Cost: Free

Using essays by pioneering leaders of the women’s suffrage movement, we will practice the fine art of essay writing, and develop essays that inform and persuade. The writing workshop will be held in connection with “Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence and will include guided writing, reading and discussion.