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Strike a Prose: American Workers in the Twentieth Century (Fiction & Nonfic...

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National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

800 G Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20001

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The Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers” exhibition combines art and social history with representations of American laborers across genres and centuries of art.

This creative writing workshop will focus on issues of twentieth century labor. We will read and discuss short stories and historical essays, and draw on the artwork in the exhibition to create new writing.

Open to writers of all levels ages 18 and up.

Because the workshop begins before the museum opens to the public, please plan to arrive at the 8th and G Street, NW entrance at 10:20am so we may begin promptly at 10:30am.


Strike a Prose Workshops in This Series:

January 5 and 6: Fiction Inspired by "The Sweat of Their Face"

January 20 and 21: Strike a Prose: American Workers in the Twentieth Century (Fiction & Nonfiction)

January 26 and 27: Stories on Their Faces

To sign up for other workshops, please visit npg.eventbrite.com.


Image Credit: Cutting Squash (Leah Chase) by Gustave Blache III; Oil on panel 2010; National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of the artist in honor of Mr. Richard C. Colton, Jr., © Gustave Blache III

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