Strike A Prose – Youth Workshops (Feb)

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Esperanza Spalding by Sandrine Lee, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Check out these upcoming youth writing workshops that I will be hosting at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Feb! There are workshops for elementary, middle, and high school students.

Strike a Prose: High School Edition

Date: Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
800 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
Cost: $12
Register here.

In this creative writing workshop, we will gain inspiration from the portraits and words of icons such as Michelle Obama, LL Cool J, and Toni Morrison, who are featured in the National Portrait Gallery exhibition “Contemporary Americans.” We will explore themes such as social justice, hope, and the American Dream, and write our own stories or poems in response. Open to high school students (in 9th-12th grade).

Strike a Prose: Middle School Edition

Date: Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
800 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
Cost: $12
Register here.

In this creative writing workshop, we will gain inspiration from the portraits, lives, and words of Michelle Obama, LL Cool J, and Toni Morrison and others who are featured in the National Portrait Gallery exhibition “Contemporary Americans.” We will view and discuss works of art, learn how to develop characters and settings, and write short stories. Open to middle school students (in 7th and 8th grade). Each participant must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $12 (includes registration for one child and one adult).

Strike a Prose: Elementary School Edition

Date: Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
800 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
Cost: $12
Registration is sold out. Join the wait list here.

In this creative writing workshop, we will write stories inspired by the portraits of American icons such as Michelle Obama, LL Cool J, and others who are featured in the National Portrait Gallery exhibition “Contemporary Americans.” We will learn how to develop characters, create conflict and action, and use our imagination to write exciting stories. Open to elementary school students (in 4th-6th grade). Fee: $12 (includes registration for one child and one adult).