IN-GALLERY | Strike a Prose: Reflections of Contemporary American Identity

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IN-GALLERY | Strike a Prose: Reflections of Contemporary American Identity

A creative writing workshop

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National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution 800 G Street Northwest Washington, DC 20001

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In this creative writing workshop, we will explore the themes of representation, reflection, and identity in contemporary American culture by drawing inspiration from portraits in The Outwin 2022: American Portraiture Today. The workshop will include guided writing prompts and discussion, and will encourage participants to explore diverse perspectives and lived experiences. Open to writers of all levels who are 18+.

The Portrait Gallery strives to provide programs that are accessible to all visitors. If you have questions about the accessibility of this program, or if you would like to request real-time captioning (CART), sign language interpretation, or any other accommodations, please contact Two weeks' advance notice is appreciated for requesting accommodations.

If you need to cancel your reservation, please do so no later than 7 days before the start of the workshop in order to receive a full refund (Eventbrite fees are nonrefundable.)

Strike a Prose Workshops in This Series: 

Strike A Prose Virtual: Writing Reflections of Contemporary American Identity

Tuesday, September 13th, 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Strike a Prose On-Site: Textures

Friday, September 16th, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.


Strike A Prose Virtual: Overlooked

Tuesday, September 20th, 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Strike A Prose On-Site: Overlooked

Friday, November 4th, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Image Credit:  A portrait of the comet boy as a bearer of memories by Timothy Lee, 2019. Silk, heat-transfer ink, gold leaf, and oil on canvas. Collection of the artist