Drop-In Writing Sessions

Occurs every month on the fourth Tuesday
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 1:00pm3:00pm
Hamilton Building - Level 1
Included in general admission.

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.

  • March 24: Color and Shape - Spend time wandering through the exhibition Joan Miró: Instinct and Imagination and use Miró’s vibrant colors and forms as keys to unlock your imagination. Show up ready to write—and to be surprised where your creativity might lead you.

  • April 28: Quiet Contemplation -Using the evocative photography of Barbara Bosworth as a jumping off point, try several writing exercises that embrace the contemplative mode inspired by the natural world. In the manner of writers like Thoreau, learn to not only describe what you see, but explore ideas and thoughts as they occur.
  • May 26: Writing the Body – The human form has inspired artists for ages, and writers are no exception. More recently, science has given us new ways of considering the human form—as something to control, to fix, to heal. In this session, check out the new exhibition Starring Linda: A Trio of John DeAndrea Sculptures, take a look at the rich literature of writing about the body—in fiction, poetry, and science, too—and practice close description.

  • June 23: Word Play – What is home, and where is it? Writing and stories often relate to the idea of home, and how that safe place is often lost. Using Rupprecht Matthies’ ¿Being Home? for inspiration, explore these concepts, and recast the various places in your life that have served as home—the one place that time can’t steal anything from.

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).