Date(s) - 03/17//2017 - 04/01//2017
10:30 am - 1:00 pm
In conjunction with the exhibit “Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait,” the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery offers free writing workshops on Fridays and Saturdays. On March 17 and 18, “Every Picture Tells a Story” shows participants how to develop characters, settings and scenes in a cross-genre workshop, writing in response to Viola’s portraits. On March 24 and 25, “First-Person Perspective” will focus on fiction and nonfiction stories that develop a strong narrative voice, and dive into the emotional core of the subject to create first-person narratives that feel real and personal. On March 31 and April 1, “Art of the Personal Essay” will provide writing prompts to address ideas of search, questioning, exploring, and experimenting. No fees and no reservations needed.