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Bring a Photo, Make a Book: A Family Workshop with Sushmita Mazumdar

Takes Place August 10 at 11 a.m. at the Alexandria Black History Museum

Sharing stories through photos and bookmaking. (Photo by Nina Tisara)

Alexandria, VA – On Saturday, August 10 at 11 a.m., the Alexandria Black History Museum is hosting an adult and child workshop. Participants are asked to bring two copies or printouts of the same photo of someone who is a “legend” in their family.

Artist Sushmita Mazumdar will show how to make a handmade storybook. Within, attendees can write a story about their chosen family member and make art to serve as illustrations. The chosen photo copy will be the keepsake’s cover.

The project is inspired by the African American Activist exhibit on view at the Museum through August 10.

The Alexandria Black History Museum is located at 902 Wythe Street. Street parking is available. The cost to make a book is only $5.

Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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