Museum to Host Adult Journal-Making Workshop - The Birthplace of Country Music
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Museum to Host Adult Journal-Making Workshop

The Birthplace of Country Music Museum hosts Wordcatching on June 6

Bristol, Va.-Tenn. (May 20, 2019) – Do you journal? If not, are you interested in keeping a journal for goals setting, organizing, recording your thoughts and feelings, or saving memories for future generations? 

On Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. the Birthplace of Country Music will host Wordcatching: An Adult Journal-Making Workshop for enthusiasts and beginners with Certified Applied Poetry Facilitator Carolyn Koesters. 

Koesters’ passion for personal writing has led her to study journaling, which is defined as “the purposeful and intentional use of life-based writing to further therapeutic goals.” She has offered poetry and personal writing workshops and programs to a diverse group of people ranging from elementary school classrooms to creative women’s retreats.

“Our current special exhibit focuses on Appalachian stories, and so we thought a creative workshop that gives participants the chance to record their own lives through journaling would be a great fit – and a lot of fun!” says Head Curator Rene Rodgers. “Participants will get the chance to create a small personal journal, making it their own through a variety of crafty techniques, and then explore writing prompts and other journal techniques as they express themselves. This should be a great evening for hanging out with friends and doing something a little bit different together!”

Wordcatching at the museum is designed for adults and requires no experience, just the desire to learn and have fun. Tickets to be part of the event are $20 per person, and the cost includes all materials, supplies, and light refreshments including wine and soft drinks. Space is limited so tickets must be purchased in advance. 

Wordcatching is companion programming to our current special exhibit Reading Appalachia: Voices from Children’s Literature, on display until June 30, 2019. Special thanks to the Massengill-DeFriece Foundation for their support of this exhibit and its related programming.  

For more information and to register for Wordcatching, click here.

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