Invite Van Gogh and Mary Oliver to your Book Club

  • About the Artist

    Mary Hall Surface is a playwright, director, teaching artist and museum educator who presents writing workshops through the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian Associates and museums nationwide. She is the founding instructor of the NGA’s popular Writing Salon, as featured in The Washington Post. A nine-time Helen Hayes Award nominee, including four for the Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play, she received the 2002 Outstanding Director of a Musical for her Perseus Bayou. Her plays have been produced across the US, Europe, Japan, Taiwan and Canada, including eighteen Kennedy Center productions. She is the proud founding artistic director of the Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival, where she curated over 600 all-arts performances and events from 2009–2015..

  • Invite Van Gogh and Mary Oliver to your Book Club

    Eager to try something new with your book club?  Try reflective writing!  Inspired by paintings by the marvelous Vincent Van Gogh and poetry by the beloved Mary Oliver, you’ll use writing as a way to muse, question, and reflect on the season of Spring and more! Led by teaching artist and museum educator Mary Hall Surface, this 90-minute workshop invites you to slow down, look closely and celebrate discoveries through simple, inspiring writing prompts.  Designed for all, not just “writers.” A great experience for family and friends gatherings, too. Designed for 2 - 25 participants, ages 18 and up.



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