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Art as a Pathway to Memory Workshops

Next Saturday, September 15th, join me and Orlando Museum of Art Associate Curator of Education & Outreach, David Matteson, as we explore the connection between art and story at Writing In the Galleries: Art as a Pathway to Memory.

Participants needn’t know anything about writing or art to attend. There will be much to gain from that Saturday workshop, as well as subsequent workshops on September 29, October 13, and October 27, 10:00 a.m. – noon.

Each Saturday, we’ll gather at Orlando Museum of Art and head into the galleries where David Matteson will speak about the art we’re observing, give a bit of history and context about the items in the gallery, and then I will discuss that week’s theme and we will write.

In Week one, we’ll focus on the art of mining memories and finding memory triggers within the art. Week two will be about the art of writing events. We’ll learn how to write about place, time, and events. Week three will delve into the art of writing about people. We’ll hear stories behind several portraits in the gallery and then write about the people in our lives. Finally, Week four will focus on the art of writing about objects, because objects hold our stories and embody our memories.

Attend the entire series (all four sessions) for just $90, which includes a copy of my book, Eating an Elephant: Writing Your Life One Bite at a Time, or attend individual sessions for $25 per session. Museum Members receive a 10% discount on tuition.

Two of our sessions will concentrate of OMA’s exciting new exhibit by Nick Cave.

Don’t miss this fun opportunity. Register today!


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