cover of In the Time of the Butterflies and a gallery image of the textile wall hanging called Butterfly

Explore 2019 NEA Big Read at Drop-In Writing

October 22, 1-3 pm

Explore Julia Alvarez's novel In the Time of the Butterflies in front of Marie Watt's artwork Butterfly (in The Light Show) at the Denver Art Museum's Drop-In Writing program on October 22.

Lighthouse Writers Workshop is hosting Denver's 2019 NEA Big Read at events throughout town through November 6. This year, the book is by Julia Alvarez. At our Drop-In Writing program this month, Suzi Q. Smith, poet and community engagement coordinator at Lighthouse, will be using writing prompts related to the book. Bring your own writing project or get started on something new. Open to all levels, from published authors to the occasional journaler. Writing materials provided.

The DAM's monthly Drop-In Writing program is included with general admission, which is free for members and youth 18 and younger.

Learn more about Drop-In Writing and other classes and programs at the DAM.

Learn more about NEA Big Read and find out where you can pick up copies of In the Time of the Butterflies.

Image at top right: Marie Watt (Seneca), Butterfly, 2015. Reclaimed wool blankets, satin binding, thread, cotton twill tape and tin jingles; 94 x 126 in. © Marie Watt. Denver Art Museum: Funds from Loren G. Lipson, M.D., Vicki & Kent Logan, with additional funds from Brian Tschumper, Nancy Benson, Jan & Mike Tansey, and JoAnn & Bob Balzer, 2016.1A-B

Carleen Brice is content manager in the marketing department at the Denver Art Museum. Carleen has been at the DAM since 2013. Every day at the museum she is reminded of this quote by Maya Angelou: "You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have."