Poetry Workshop with Moonstone Art Center at NMAJH!

Charlotte Forten Writing Workshop PosterAs part of Moonstone Arts Center’s week-long celebration of Charlotte Forten’s life and work, the National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH), the Philadelphia Writing Project and Moonstone are excited to offer a free writing workshop on Saturday, February 8th at the National Museum of American Jewish History from 1-3:30pm. This interactive workshop will use excerpts from Charlotte Forten’s journals, like the poem below, to guide writers in their own journal writing. A tour of NMAJH is included in the event.

The workshop is specifically for middle school and high school students, but your family can come too if they’re interested! The event is free, but pre-registration is required. Register online at www.charlottefortenwritingworkshop.eventbrite.com


May those whose holy task it is

To guide impulsive youth,

Fail not to cherish in their souls

A reverence for truth;

For teachings which the lips impart

Must have their source within the heart

—Charlotte Forten, 1854