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Sparks for Creative Expression in the Library’s Collections

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Library of Virginia

800 East Broad Street

Richmond, VA 23219

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Sparks for Creative Expression in the Library’s Collections

Saturday, March 10, 2018 | 9:30-1:00pm

Place: Conference Rooms

Cost: $30 ($25 for Semper Virginia Society members and students)

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Looking for a unique way to ignite your creative spirit this March? Find sparks for compelling stories, poems, songs, drawings, and other creative arts by experiencing the True Sons of Freedom exhibition featuring questionnaires and nearly life-size reproductions of photographs of African American soldiers from Virginia who served in World War I. Explore wartime correspondence, stereographs, and posters, as well as curious artifacts from collections not related to war, such as unclaimed property from safety deposit boxes. In this workshop led by poet-librarian Wendy DeGroat, you’ll see original artifacts up close, learn how to find and access digitized records, discuss guidelines for ethical use of sources, and kindle your imagination—all in the company of creatives like you. Feel free to bring a laptop or tablet if you’d like (not required). Both emerging and experienced writers and artists are welcome. Class size will be limited to 16 participants. Minimum age is 16. This is the second in a three-part series, with one more workshop to come in 2018. For more information, contact catherine.wyatt@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3999.

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