Persistence of Memory Writing Workshops
Do you have a story to tell? Are you suffering from writer’s block? Do you want to learn how to promote your writing? Join The Dali’s Persistence of Memory Writing Workshops. Be inspired by Dali’s own autobiographies and by his penchant for creative publicity…did you know Dali once brought an anteater to an interview? You may sign up for one class or all three in the series:
- Kickstart Your Memoir to spark your writing
- Finding Memoir Momentum to overcome writer’s block
- The Art of the Hype for reluctant self-promoters
All classes include hands-on writing sessions and publishing advice. Both beginners and veteran writers are welcome. Bring your imagination. The anteater is optional.
Classes are led by Margo Hammond, former book editor of the St. Petersburg Times (now Tampa Bay Times) and founder of the Times Festival of Reading, a gathering of authors held annually at USFSP. Hammond is co-author of “Between the Covers: The Book Babes’ Guide to a Woman’s Reading Pleasures” and editor of “Post Scripts: A Writing Life After 80,” a collection of personal essays by LaVerne Hammond. Margo has appeared on the Today Show and CSPAN to recommend books and is a past member of the National Book Critics Circle board. Founder of the Creative Late Bloomers blog, she is a frequent speaker on books, travel and creativity.
Each class is $65 ($35 for Dali Museum members) and includes light refreshments, entrance to the galleries and a 25% discount in Café Gala on the day of each class. A package of all three classes is available for $130 ($70 for Dali members). To register call (727) 623-4730 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Periodically The Dali partners with other organizations, such as the Morean Arts Center, to provide do-it-yourself workshops inspired by our changing exhibits at the Museum. Below is a sample of those offerings. Please check back here or our Calendar of Events for updates on new workshops.
Do-It-Yourself Warhol Pop Portraits
Warhol gave the inspiration and we provided the materials and the instruction to create your own pop art self-portrait. Local portraiture artist, Chuck Vosburgh, led this hands-on creative workshop. Each attendee took their photo and had it printed in high contrast black and white cardstock. Then participants got creative with paint and other materials to “Warholize” themselves!
Printmaking Do-It-Yourself Dali Holiday Cards
Participants were inspired by Dali’s innovative printmaking during another do-it-yourself workshop at the Morean Arts Center. Local printmaker and professor, Cat Thompson, provided information on a variety of printmaking techniques. Participants created five printed Dali-themed holiday cards to share with friends and family.