Poetry Workshop: Celebrating Art Through Writing

Date & Time
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Event Type
Webcasts & Online, Workshops
About this Event
Deepen your experience of the NMAAHC collection and let it inspire your writing in this virtual ekphrastic poetry workshop. Ekphrastic poetry responds to a work of visual art-generally a painting, sculpture, or photograph. During the workshop, attendees will be introduced to the art form, look at examples by well-known poets, and spend time composing an individual work based on the NMAAHC collection. The workshop will be led by international slam poetry champion, Anthony McPherson. McPherson's work incorporates various art forms, as well as a myriad of character impressions, to address race, art, and his own biracial identity. He's appeared on Button Poetry, in HuffPost, and Upworthy, and has reached over ten million views since his first viral poem, "All Lives Matter: 1800's Edition."

No experience necessary. Registration is required as space is limited.

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