Portraits, Poetry & Prose: Inspire Creative Writing in the Classroom

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Wed May 20, 2020 3:30pm - 5:00pm
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Free. Registration required.

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Webcasts & Online Workshops
Teachers, please join the National Portrait Gallery and DC-based writer Willona Sloan to learn how to use portraiture to inspire your students’ creative writing and improve their writing skills. Inspired by our popular writing workshop series, Strike a Prose, we'd like to invite teachers to participate in a two-part professional development workshop dedicated to using portraiture as inspiration for writing.

Session I - Strike a Prose for Teachers
In this creative nonfiction writing workshop, learn teaching strategies while generating new writing of your own. The workshop will highlight the Portrait Gallery’s special exhibition, The Outwin 2019: American Portraiture Today, and include discussion, reading, and guided writing prompts as we explore the theme of identity and self representation through the development of a personal essay.

The second workshop in this series will take place on May 27th from 3:30- 5pm.