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Inprint Writing Workout with The Menil Collection

Saturday July 16, 2022 11:00 am


The Menil Collection
1533 Sul Ross
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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Free, in person, and open to the public, registration is required.

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Join Inprint for an interactive writing activity that will flex your creative muscles in the exhibition Meret Oppenheim: My Exhibition. Experience for yourself the rewards and pleasures of creative writing.

The exhibit at The Menil Collection showcases the work Swiss artist Meret Oppenheim, a creative visionary and feminist. She created art that defied neat categorizations of medium, style, and historical movement, and her output included object constructions, narrative paintings, hard-edge abstractions, witty drawings, collages and assemblages, and much more. The engaging exhibition, the artist’s first transatlantic retrospective, lends itself to contemplation and discussion. Writer and Inprint fellow Josie Mitchell will guide attendees in this free hour-and-a-half writing workshop centered around themes from the exhibition. No prior creative writing workshop experience needed.

For those that are interested, please note that Associate Curator of Modern Art at The Menil Collection, Natalie Dupêcher, will present a curator talk to provide a close look at the Surrealist paintings, drawings, and objects of Meret Oppenheim. This talk is free and open to the public and takes place on Sunday, July 10, 3 pm, at The Menil Collection. For more information, click here.

JOSIE MITCHELL was a recipient of an Inprint Mary Gibbs and Jesse H. Jones Fellowship while earning her MFA in fiction at the University of Houston Creative Writing Program. She teaches creative writing at the University of Houston, with Inprint, WITS and Grackle and Grackle. With the Houston Arts Alliance Support for Artists and Creative Individuals 2020 grant Josie collaborated with poets and artists to create the East End Postales project. She is the 2021-2023 scholar-in-residence with the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts at UH, and her work can be found in Flyway: Journal or Writing and EnvironmentBoneshaker, Vancouver Contemporary Museum and elsewhere.

A nonprofit organization founded in 1983 with the mission of inspiring readers and writers, and now directly serving more than 15,000 annually, Inprint conducts low-cost or free literary performance programs for people of all ages; offers writers workshops for the general public, senior citizens, K-12 teachers, healthcare providers, veterans, the incarcerated, and more; and provides support for the nation’s top creative writing students in Houston. To learn more about Inprint, visit inprinthouston.org.