How would you write—or rewrite—the stories passed down in your family? Titus Kaphar's one-man show at SAM Downtown, Titus Kaphar: History in the Making, recasts race, gender and class through historical paintings and fictional family narratives. Kaphar has described his art as "the first sentence in a longer story that the viewer completes," an invitation that has hard-to-pass-up literary potential. His work serves as a jumping-off point for this one-day workshop.
Take an afternoon to use Kaphar’s paintings to inspire your own writing. The workshop is led by local artist and writer Storme Webber, whose work explores familial narratives, along with race, sexuality, gender, class and more. Free writing prompts, performance and a tour of the SAM galleries are part of the day’s lineup.
Storme Webber is a spoken word, vocal and visual artist who was born and raised in Seattle and lived for many years in Europe. She is Writer in Residence at Richard Hugo House, a 2008 Seattle CityArtist and a 2009 Jack Straw Writers Program Fellow.
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