Drop-In Writing Sessions

Occurs every month on the fourth Tuesday
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 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. 

  • August 26: Character and Action - Even though the images in the exhibition Daniel Sprick's Fictions: Recent Works are frozen in time, the focus of today’s session is character and action—two of the integral building blocks to all good storytelling, no matter the genre.
  • September 23: Story in Image - Try your hand at the most visually-oriented type of writing—the screenplay. Get an introduction to the basic elements of screenplay form and write some of your own in the Fuse Box video installation Oliver Herring: Recent Acquisitions.

  • October 28: Flash Form - Using the Herbert Bayer: Berlin Graphics 1928–1938 exhibition as inspiration, play with your own sense of contemporary form with writings such as flash fiction, the hermit crab, and collage. 

  • 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.

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).