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CANCELED: What’s the Scoop?: Chasing Stories in Art

March 14, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

One Day Writing Workshops with Julia Ridley Smith

Saturdays: Feb 22, and Mar 14*, 2-4:30 pm

$20 per session general admission/$15 per session WAM members, classroom teachers, college & university students

Pre-registration is required via Eventbrite HERE.

Borrowing the concept of the five Ws from journalism—who, what, when, where, and why—we’ll investigate artworks in the Weatherspoon and use our “reporting” to develop new creative writing. Each session will explore a different exhibition, and writers will be given prompts and exercises to generate multiple “leads” for short stories, creative nonfiction, or poems. Sessions will build on each other but can also be attended independently.
For educators: participate in all four sessions and earn literacy CEUs with prior approval of your school system. The workshop will emphasize having fun and sparking creativity—writers of all levels are welcome.

Julia Ridley Smith’s short stories and essays have appeared most recently in the Alaska Quarterly ReviewEcotone, the New England Review, and The Southern Review. She teaches in the English Department at UNC Greensboro, serves as a volunteer docent at the Weatherspoon Art Museum, and is an associate editor at Bull City Press. Check out her website: www.juliaridleysmith.com

* Snow Date Mar 28.

Questions? Contact Terri Dowell-Dennis, Associate Curator of Education at [email protected].

Support for education programs comes from the Charlotte W. Toler Art Education Fund, the Schandler/Lopp Education Fund, the Sherrill/Gingrow Docent Education Endowment Fund for the Weatherspoon Art Museum, and Sherry Sherrill.




March 14, 2020
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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