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As part of our death literacy programming at Congressional Cemetery, and facilitated by our Death Doula in Residence, join us for a writing workshop by teaching artist and playwright, Mary Hall Surface.

Discover how reflective writing and visual art can offer a creative way to engage with loss. Inspired by 20th century African American artist Romare Bearden’s collage Tomorrow I May Be Far Away, participants will experience a process that holds both grief and remembrance. Designed for all, not just “writers,” the workshop embraces close outward looking at art and rich inward looking through reflective writing to begin to build new relationships with loved ones who have passed on.

Mary Hall Surface is a teaching artist, playwright, and theatre director and producer whose great-grand parents and great aunts are interred at Congressional Cemetery. She is a popular presenter of workshops in creative and reflective writing for the Smithsonian Associates, National Gallery of Art, the Kennedy Center, Harvard’s Project Zero Classroom and more.

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