Drop-In Writing Sessions

Occurs every month on the fourth Tuesday
Tuesday, February 24, 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.

  • 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.

  • March 24: Color and Shape - Spend time wandering through the exhibition Juan 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.

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).