Free, in-person workshop, registration required.
Join Inprint and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston for an interactive writing activity that will flex your creative muscles in response to the exhibition Beauty and Ritual: Judaica from the Jewish Museum, New York. Experience for yourself the rewards and pleasures of creative writing.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston says Beauty and Ritual, marks the first in a series of presentations from the world-renowned collection of the Jewish Museum in New York City. The exhibit explores the artistic, ritualistic, and cultural significance of more than 140 works. The objects on view derive from Jewish communities throughout the world, spanning Central Asia to North Africa and Western Europe. The exhibition also explores how artists—from different backgrounds—and Jewish communities have creatively adapted traditional forms of Judaica by utilizing a rich array of styles, materials, and techniques, and drawing on broader cultures. The exhibit lends itself to contemplation and discussion.
Inprint invites you to participate in an Inprint Writing Workout in connection with Beauty and Ritual, before the exhibit ends. Writer and Inprint fellowship and prize winner Joshua Gottlieb-Miller will guide attendees in this free hour-and-a-half writing workshop centered on themes from the exhibition. No prior creative writing workshop experience needed. Attendees are encouraged to visit the exhibit in advance of the Inprint Writing Workout.
Joshua Gottlieb-Miller received his PhD and MFA in Poetry from the University of Houston. Poetry from his dissertation, Dybbuk Americana, has been published in Concision, Berru Poetry Series, Superstition Review, Poet Lore, and elsewhere. He has won the Inprint Barthelme Prize in Poetry and the Inprint Robert J. Sussman Prize, and been a Fellow at the MacDowell Colony, as well as the Tent Writing Conference at the Yiddish Book Center. Previously he taught the Inprint Senior Memoir Workshop at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center. Currently Joshua teaches at San Jacinto College. He lives in Houston with his wife and son.
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.