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Write Now: See Through—Self-Portraits in Poetry

Temporary Exhibition Gallery Zoom Meeting
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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is closed today, Monday, January 30 due to inclement weather. Any programs, tours, lectures or classes will not be held. If you are a ticket holder for a tour or an event today, we’ll contact you about rescheduling.

Know thyself—lyrically! Join us in the self-portrait section of the Crystal Bridges at 10 exhibition as we explore how we can use poetry to create new visions of ourselves. By looking at examples and completing guided writing exercises, we’ll build our own lyrical self-portraits and craft ways to see into and beyond our identities, roles, and labels.

This month’s creative writing workshop will be led by guest artist Brody Parrish Craig. Originally from Louisiana, Parrish Craig is a creator and educator based in Arkansas. Their chapbook Boyish won the 2019 Omnidawn Chapbook Contest and is available from Omnidawn Press. Their poetry has appeared in New South, Hobart, Gigantic Sequins, and The Rupture, amongst other places. BPC is the editor of TWANG, a collection of creative arts from transgender, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming folks throughout the South and Midwest US. Find more on the project at

Brody Parrish Craig
Brody Parrish Craig

Writing materials will be provided.

Free, registration required. Register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.

Per CDC guidelines, guests and staff who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are no longer required to wear face coverings. If guests are not vaccinated, face coverings are still required. Face coverings are still recommended for children 2 and up, unless they are vaccinated. Face coverings will be available upon entry for those who do not have one.