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Part 1—Words Meet Art & Harriet Bart: Material Alchemy

March 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Part 1: Words Meet Art, an outreach program of the Ames Writers Collective, is a literary arts event demonstrating through words how art, used as a writing prompt, can invoke feelings, trigger memories, and inspire conversations across divides and demographics. For inspiration, writers will interact with the Harriet Bart exhibition at the Christian Petersen Art Museum to compose and publicly read poems, flash fiction or creative nonfiction, and/or perform monologues or music.

For this first session (two time and date options) of Words Meet Art, participants will receive a guided tour of Harriet Bart: Material Alchemy to educate and inspire creativity led by Sydney Marshall, Curator, University Museums, Iowa State University. An introduction to “writing to writing prompts” will follow, with writing sessions to connect writers to the exhibition. This session will be led by Ana McCracken, founder of the Ames Writers Collective, and/or an Iowa State University MFA in Creative Writing and Environment Program candidate.

Participants may bring their own drink and snacks for breaks. Refreshments are not provided. These events are free, but registration is required. To register, click here.



March 30
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Christian Petersen Art Musuem
603 Morrill Road
Ames, IA 50011 United States
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