Micro-Memoir Creative Writing Class

Fridays on
January 10, 17, 24, and 31;
February 7, 14, 21

10 am-12 pm

Lisa Hartz, Author & Director of Seven Cities WritersInterested in saving your memories but daunted by writing a memoir? In this 8-day class series, participants will be introduced to the short form of autobiography – small flashes of memory that dig deep in just a page or two. Collect your memories in a safe and supportive environment. Lisa Beech Hartz, author, and Director of the Seven Cities Writers Project, instructs the class. To register, click on the register online button below or call 757-393-8543. The registration deadline is Wednesday, January 8. Target

Cost: $170 ($160 for Portsmouth Museums members)

Audience: Ages 18 and above

First Saturday: Free Exhibit and Lecture with Dr. Harry Quinton

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center Art Annex

Saturday, March 7, 1:30pm

At 1:30pm, Dr. Harry Quinton will share his experience with the Tuskegee airmen and his work in the military.

Dr. Quinton was 16 years old when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. At the time, he didn’t know where Hawaii was, but knew America was headed to war.

In 1943, he enlisted in the Army Reserve and went on to complete B-52 Bomber School. During his service, he was awarded the American Theater Ribbon, and World War II Victory Ribbon. Though not a pilot, Dr. Quinton praises the accomplishments of the Tuskegee pilots, further sharing “White pilots frequently requested the ‘Red Tails’ as they were known because of the red painted tails on their planes.”

Target audience: All Ages

A Post Such As Portsmouth: British Operations in Hampton Roads 1781

 (Portsmouth Living History Reenactment)

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

Saturday, March 28 from 9am-4pm and Sunday, March 29 from 10am-3pm

PACC British SoldiersLearn about local history in a fun and exciting environment with 18th century costumed interpreters and reenactors. Historic figures ranging from from civilians and soldiers, to local officials of the region highlight the program.

This event is free and open to the public.  Sponsored by The City of Portsmouth and Portsmouth Museums, Hampton Roads History Alliance, Youth Virginia Regiment, Trinity Church, HMS Otter.

Target audience: All Ages


Workshops and Gallery Talks may require advance registration and fees. Be sure to review each event for details. Contact us at 757-393-8543 for additional information.




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