Join the National Portrait Gallery for a fun, interactive creative writing workshop that celebrates legends of the stage and screen. Through portraiture, readings, discussion and guided writing prompts, participants will explore the fascinating life stories of performers such as Katharine Hepburn, Paul Robeson and Florenz Ziegfeld.

Pay homage to the figures who helped shape American theater, film and dance while weaving your own memories and experiences into new short stories. Open to writers of all levels and genres, ages 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 [email protected]. Two weeks’ advance notice is appreciated for requesting accommodations.

Image Credit: Paul Robeson by Betsy Graves Reyneau, 1944. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Insitution; gift of the Harmon Foundation. © Peter Edward Fayard.

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