Fall 2019 Writing Workshops

I am super excited about these upcoming writing workshops. There is something for every kind of writer. Join me!

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Sip & Write Workshop at Capitol Cider House 
Date: Tuesday, September 17, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Capitol Cider House, 3930 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20011
Cost: $25 includes one pour of cider.

Sip on cider and write! In this fun creative writing workshop, we will “write the city” as we celebrate the sights, sounds, tastes and textures of Washington, D.C. You will learn techniques for writing a city as a character as you explore your own experiences in the nation’s capital. You will walk away with three new pieces of writing and some new writing buddies.

Strike a Prose: Writing for Justice (nonfiction) – National Portrait Gallery
Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM or
Friday, October 11, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: National Portrait Gallery, 800 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
Cost: Free

In this creative writing workshop inspired by “The Struggle for Justice“, you will explore themes of democracy, social justice and freedom as you build a blended essay. The exhibition features images of activists and leaders from American movements for social justice. Through reading, discussion and guided writing exercises you will reflect on what it means to fight for something you believe in.

Strike a Prose: Crafting Dialogue (fiction) – National Portrait Gallery
Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM or
Friday, October 18, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: National Portrait Gallery, 800 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
Cost:
Free

We will focus on writing dialogue by drawing inspiration from the special exhibition “In Mid-Sentence“, which features some of the most iconic conversations and speeches in 20th century American history. We will also practice composing subtext, diversions and misdirection as we explore how to write about things said and things left unsaid. This workshop will be highly collaborative and interactive.

Strike a Prose: Write from Your Soul (cross-genre) – National Portrait Gallery
Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM or
Friday October 25, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: National Portrait Gallery, 800 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
Cost: Free

We will view powerful images of the legendary opera singer and activist in the exhibition “One Life: Marian Anderson“. Anderson once said, “Everyone has a gift for something.” In this creative writing workshop, you will reflect on your special gifts, talents and dreams. We will also look at how Anderson fought for civil rights as a black woman and an artist and imagine how we can use art to change the world.