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Advent’s Anticipation: A Reflective Writing Workshop Inspired by Art and Poetry

Sunday, November 27, 2022 | 4:00pm

Discover the contemplative power of close looking at works of art and reflective writing in an on-line workshop facilitated by playwright and teaching artist Mary Hall Surface. Inspired by Henry Ossawa Tanner’s painting “The Annunciation” and a poem by Wendell Berry, we will ponder the possibilities that the season of Advent in its mystery and meaning opens for each of us. Designed for everyone, not just “writers,” this workshop invites you to look outwardly at paintings and poetry to look inwardly through writing for personal growth and spiritual direction.

Mary Hall Surface presents workshops nationwide as a Kennedy Center teaching artist and as a popular creative and reflective writing instructor for the Smithsonian Associates, the National Gallery of Art and the Washington National Cathedral’s Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage. As the founder of the National Gallery of Arts’ Writing Salon she was featured in The Washington Post Magazine. She was a faculty member of Harvard’s Project Zero Classroom, 2014 - 19 and her plays have been produced at theaters, museums, and festivals throughout the US, Europe, Canada, and Japan, including 17 productions at the Kennedy Center.

Registrants will be sent information with a Zoom link on November 27.

Registration: $15, $7 students/seniors/limited income

Register here.

  • Dates Offered
    • November 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm