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Winter Wisdom: A Creative Writing Workshop

Daytime Program

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET
Code: 1K0040
Tickets
$40 - Member
$45 - Non-Member

"The Magpie" by Claude Monet

SPECIAL UPDATE: This program is also available on December 15.

STREAMING PROGRAM INFORMATION

  • This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series.
  • Platform: Zoom
  • Online registration is required.
  • If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Discover the power of reflective writing guided by the founding instructor of the National Gallery of Art’s popular Writing Salon, Mary Hall Surface. Inspired by winter scenes in works of art and two winter poems by Mary Oliver, explore the lessons that this season offers us when we slow down, look closely, and reflect. Designed for writers of all levels, the workshop invites you to look outwardly at paintings and poetry and then to look inwardly through writing. These reflections can become fertile ground for memoir, poetry, and more.

Surface is a teaching artist, playwright, and theatre director and producer. She presents workshops nationwide in creative writing and drama as a Kennedy Center teaching artist and was a six-summer faculty member at Harvard’s Project Zero Classroom.  

The workshop is limited to 40 participants to maximize interaction among the instructor and students.

UPDATED PATRON INFORMATION

  • Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from CustomerService@SmithsonianAssociates.org.
  • Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance.
  • View Common FAQs about our Streaming Programs on Zoom.

Location
This program is part of our
Smithsonian Associates Streaming series.