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July 2018

Short-term Residency Review Panel

Torpedo Factory Art Center

July 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Open jury panel for the short-term residency taking place in Studio 329.

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August 2018

Workshop: Community Writing with CBAW

Community Building Art Works

August 30, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

No creative writing experience required! Join Community Building Art Works for their a creative writing workshop in collaboration with the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Led by accomplished authors, these workshops focus on the craft of writing as a tool for introspection, communication, and connection.

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September 2018

New Voices Artist Roundtable: Shani Shih, Michelle Chen, Han Jeon, and Amy Lokoff

Torpedo Factory Art Center

September 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

How does an artist succeed and create momentum when they are just starting out? What resources and tools do they need? How can they be socially conscious while also making a living? These questions and more will be discussed in an Artist Roundtable with current “New Art/New Voices” residents Shani Shih, Michelle Chen, and Han Jeon. Moderated by “New Art/New Voices” juror Amy Lokoff.

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Sara Roberts: Post-Grad Artist Talk

Torpedo Factory Art Center

September 23, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us in the Riverview Room (208) as Post-Grad Resident Sara Roberts shares about her experiences in the Post Grad Studio. Hear about Sara’s art studies, her professional work so far, and how this residency has inspired her work.

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Community Writing Workshop

Community Building Art Works

September 27, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Community Building Art Works returns to the Riverview Room for the next Community Writing Workshop. No creative writing experience required! September’s workshop will be led by the National Endowment for the Arts Lit Team: Amy Stolls (Director of Literature) Mohamed Sheriff (Literature Specialist) Jessica Flynn (Literature Specialist) Katy Day (Assistant Grants Management Specialist).

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October 2018

Frontline Art & Warrior Writers

Community Building Art Works

October 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Poetry reading and presentation of art made by veterans and active-duty members using paper made from uniforms. In partnership with USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore and Community Building Art Works. 

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Community Writing Workshop with Susanna Sonnenberg

Community Building Art Works

October 30, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Community Building Art Works returns to the Riverview Room for the next Community Writing Workshop. No creative writing experience required! October’s workshop will be led by Susanna Sonnenberg, who is the author of two NYT best-selling memoirs, HER LAST DEATH and SHE MATTERS: A LIFE IN FRIENDSHIPS. Her work has appeared in many magazines, newspapers and anthologies, and she regularly teaches writing workshops in Missoula and elsewhere.

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November 2018

Writing Workshop with Community Building Art Works

Community Building Art Works

November 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This workshop focuses on the craft of writing as a tool for introspection, communication, and connection. Bring a pen, a notebook, and an open mind.

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December 2018

Writing Workshop with Mary Guterson and Community Building Art Works

December 6, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

No creative writing experience required! Join Community Building Art Works for our monthly community building creative writing workshop in partnership with the Torpedo Factory Art Center. December’s workshop will be led by author Mary Guterson. Doors at 6:30, workshop begins promptly at 7 pm.

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February 2019

Creative Writing Workshop with Community Building Art Works

Community Building Art Works

February 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

As featured in the 2018 HBO Documentary We Are Not Done Yet, Community Building Art Works serves veterans, military personnel, and members of the community through generative creative-writing workshops. Led by accomplished authors, they are focused on using the written word as a tool for introspection, communication, and connection. Bring a pen, a notebook, and an open mind.

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April 2019

Creative Writing Workshop with April Harris and Community Building Art Works

Community Building Art Works

April 18 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

As featured in the 2018 HBO Documentary We Are Not Done Yet, Community Building Art Works serves veterans, military personnel, and members of the community through generative creative-writing workshops. Led by accomplished authors, they are focused on using the written word as a tool for introspection, communication, and connection. Bring a pen, a notebook, and an open mind.

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Professional Practices for the Visual Artist

April 27 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Back by popular demand, this workshop, presented by Jeffery Allison, Paul Mellon Collection Educator and Statewide Manager at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA), is devoted to the needs of the individual artist. Topics include photographing artwork, funding opportunities, developing professional relationships with galleries and publications, copyright issues, and marketing on the web.

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June 2019

Creative Writing Workshop with Community Building Art Works

Community Building Art Works

June 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on April 18, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on June 20, 2019 at 6:30pm

As featured in the 2018 HBO Documentary We Are Not Done Yet, Community Building Art Works serves veterans, military personnel, and members of the community through generative creative-writing workshops. Led by accomplished authors, they are focused on using the written word as a tool for introspection, communication, and connection. Bring a pen, a notebook, and an open mind.

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August 2019

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Creative Writing Workshop with Community Building Art Works

August 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm

As featured in the 2018 HBO Documentary We Are Not Done Yet, Community Building Art Works serves veterans, military personnel, and members of the community through generative creative-writing workshops. Led by accomplished authors, they are focused on using the written word as a tool for introspection, communication, and connection. Bring a pen, a notebook, and an open mind.

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Alexandria, VA 22314
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