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Writing Salon

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Creative Writing Workshops

Come find inspiration in the Gallery’s permanent collection. Led by local writers, including playwrights and poets, this series of workshops uses examination of works of art as a starting point for writing original pieces. Through writing exercises and conversation, participants will explore the elements of writing and experience works of art through a different lens. The workshops are designed for all skill levels; beginning and advanced participants are welcome.

This program is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required due to limited space. Registration opens the Tuesday prior to the start of a new topic. Participants should bring their own writing materials. Ages 18 and over. For more information, contact us via email.

Upcoming Workshops

There are no scheduled workshops at this time. New workshops will begin in fall 2017. A complete schedule will be posted here in late summer 2017.

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Previous Workshops

Setting: The Power of Place
Step inside a Venetian cityscape to explore the literal and metaphorical roles of setting in writing.

Character: The Spoken Word
Imagine character-revealing monologues and dialogues inspired by the works of Berthe Morisot and Mary Cassatt.

Poetry: Words in Motion
Discover connections between shape, color, and line in Alexander Calder's mobiles by experimenting with short form poetry

Memoir: Art from Life
Mine how memory informs the work of surrealist artist Joan Miró and can inspire your own reflective writing.


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Permanent Collection

View all works of the permanent collection that are on display.