Drop-In Writing Sessions
Monthly program on the fourth Tuesday of the month.
Pick up a pencil and spark your creative interests in these informal writing sessions. With the help of a DAM instructor, try your hand at a new writing topic every month, while visiting various museum galleries.
Meet in the El Pomar Grand Atrium of the Hamilton Building, level 1. All experience levels welcome, bring your own supplies or use one of our notebooks.
November 25: No Ideas But In Things - The poet William Carlos Williams famously said, “No ideas but in things”—but what does that mean, exactly? While using the Material World exhibition as inspiration, we’ll write about objects—things in front of us, and remembered—working to discover the metaphorical possibilities inherent in that which we can see, touch, hear, smell, and taste.
December 23: Home - In this theme-focused session, we’ll use the engaging images in Photography & Vision: The Influence of Joyce and Ted Strauss to write about the myriad concepts of home—as place, idea, memory, and maybe even fantasy
January 27: Fairy Tales and More - Princesses, tiaras, and fancy clothes make up just a tiny bit of the traditional fairy tale. Join us as we explore other facets of fairy tales and rags-to-riches stories as we immerse our senses in the Glitterati: Portraits & Jewels from Colonial Latin America show.
February 24: The Lyric Moment - The lyric poem is one of oldest forms of art, originally meant to be sung accompanied music made with a lyre. In this day and age the lyric poem is all about being in the moment, along with a flash of wisdom and/or whimsy. In this session, we'll embark on the craft of writing lyric poems—and essays—taking place in William Matthews: Trespassing.
Free with museum admission; no reservations required.
Adult programs are supported by William Randolph Hearst Endowment for Education Programs, Nancy Benson Education Endowment Fund, CenturyLink Endowment, James Kelley and Amie Knox Education Endowment Fund, Macy’s Foundation, and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).