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Date(s) - 06/25/2022
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Arlington Historical Museum


Many Voices – One Community

AHS is proud to partner with Susan Mockler to host the first of four poetry workshops at the Arlington Historical Museum.

The poetry workshop will be run by Susan Mockler, Arlington poet and winner of an Arts in Arlington grant to meld history with voices to elevate the diversity of Arlington. This workshop is aimed at raising awareness and educating people on the long history and current experience of the marginalized in Arlington and to help individuals reflect on this experience to better understand people’s differences.

Each month the poetry workshop will focus on Arlington spaces and places that help tell the story of segregation and discrimination in Arlington. The first workshop will be held at the Arlington Historical Museum which has exhibits that show all of Arlington history, including the African-American experience from early America to today. Museum Director, Dr. Mark Benbow will highlight artifacts on display that provide historic context for understanding that history.

Open free to all from high school age and above. Parking is free. Please register for the poetry workshop with Susan at sbuccimockler@gmail.com  If you have any questions, please call/text at 703-615-4083

Susan’s work has appeared in Poet Lore, Crab Orchard Review, The Northern Virginia Review, The Delmarva Review, The Cortland Review, and the anthology My Cruel Invention. Her book, Noisy Souls, was published in 2010. She was a finalist in the 2016 Moving Words contest, is a poet in the Arlington County school system, and teaches writing and literature at Marymount University and American University.

This program is supported in part by Arlington County through the Arlington Cultural Affairs division of the Arlington Economic Development and the Arlington Commission for the Arts: https: //arts.arlingtonva us