A Study of Self-Emancipation: Poetry Workshop with Authoring Action!

Upcoming Date and Time(s):
Mar 31, 2023, 9:30am — 3:00pm

Location: Reynolda House Museum of American Art

Cost: $50; 20% discount for Members

Inspired by Ona Judge Escapes (2021) in Stephen Towns: Declaration & Resistance, workshop attendees will explore the theme of self-emancipation from past to present. Participants will gain transformative personal insight through reflection, conversation, and writing. Guests are encouraged to read Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge, but it’s not required. At the conclusion of the workshop, attendees will have created an original work of poetry. Price includes a boxed lunch.

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Image: Stephen Towns (born 1980), Ona Judge Escapes, 2021. Natural and synthetic fabric, polyester and cotton thread, crystal glass beads, resin buttons, 50 x 45.5 inches. Courtesy of the Artist and De Buck Gallery, New York, NY.

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