On the fourth Tuesday of every month, join writing instructors from Lighthouse Writers Workshop for an informal writing session that encourages participants to explore their creativity through the written word. Bring your own writing projects or get started on something new. Open to all levels, from the occasional journaler to published authors. Materials provided when onsite.
For the next online session, we will explore colonialism's perils and the collective's possibilities for women, in honor of Women's History Month. Two-Spirit, and trans sovereignty through writing prompts inspired by Near East to Far West: Fictions of French and American Colonialism. Like the exhibit, this Drop-In Writing experience curates a space to explore "a narrative closer to reality and away from colonial fantasy" (Dana El Masri).
The writing prompts examine the influence of the odalisque—a frequent motif in Orientalist art—of a woman in a female-only domestic setting or harem, incorporates ai images of today's world if Indigenous matriarchies were never conquered, and experiments with the writing exercise the Mvskoke poet, Jennifer Elise Foerster, featured in the exhibit, used for with poem "Us" as Foerster wrote "for our urgent speculations of a future where the "we" must be reconceived."
How to Participate on Zoom:
Join us live on Zoom a few minutes before the program start time. Need help? Use these English instructions or Spanish instructions from Senior Planet.
This event has automated closed captions through Zoom. To request live captioning (CART), a sign language interpreter, or any other service, please email firstname.lastname@example.org at least five (5) business days in advance of the program. We will make every effort to provide accommodation for requests made outside of that window of time.
Drop In Writing in 2023:
Drop-in Writing is an informal writing session on the fourth Tuesday of every month, with both onsite and virtual sessions.
The in-person schedule for 2023 is January 24, February 28, April 25, May 23, July 25, August 22, October 24, and November 28. These sessions are included in general admission and take place in the galleries.
The virtual schedule for 2023 is March 28, June 27, and September 26. These sessions are free and take place over Zoom.
- –Museum Friends: Curator Tour of Near East to Far WestFor Friends of Western American Art
- Occurs monthly on Tuesday.Drop-In Drawing
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