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The Architecture of Memory: A Writing Workshop at the Contemporary Museum

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The Architecture of Memory: A Writing Workshop
with poet and scholar Chezia Thompson-Cager

Saturday, October 4, 2008 – 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Contemporary Museum
100 West Centre Street
Baltimore, Maryland

The Contemporary Museum will explore oral histories, and the art of storytelling, with a free writing workshop, The Architecture of Memory: A Writing Workshop, led by poet and scholar Chezia Thompson Cager on Saturday, October 4, 2008.

Through conversation and group exercises, Chezia Thompson will help participants translate memories into story format and harness their “creative voice.” Participants will also learn to use a variety of methods, like poetry and oration, to share their personal stories.

The workshop is designed to be intergenerational for ages 16 and older. No prior creative writing experience is required.

The Architecture of Memory will be held in conjunction with the museum’s upcoming exhibition My Life in Fiction. The exhibition will use the audio and film works of artist Kianga Ford to explore how geography, social circumstances, and perception are used in storytelling.

Admission to The Architecture of Memory is free, but advanced registration is required. To register, contact the Contemporary Museum at 410-783-5720. Space is limited. For more information visit www.contemporary.org.

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