Gunston Hall

Writing Workshop

Saturday, May 5, 2018
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Writing with a slate pen During the day-long Gunston Hall Writing Workshop, students have the opportunity to try out different forms of writing.  A focus for the writing will be key events in George Mason's life. The program, held in the spring, is open to current 4th and 5th graders throughout the region. All sessions, materials, and snacks are included. Reservations are required and space is limited.

To register online, please visit our Registration Page.  If you would like to register over the phone, please call 703-550-9220.

For more information, please call 703-550-9220, or email Anne Barlow, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Writing Contest

In concert with the Writing Workshop, Gunston Hall also offers an annual writing contest, which all 4th grade students are welcome to participate in.

Students must answer the following:

In the Virginia Declaration of Rights, George Mason wrote about the right to vote. Why do you think he believed voting was important? Is voting still important today?

Essays are due by 5 p.m. on March 28, 2018, with a completed entry form, available here.

Prize: The winning student will receive $75, and complimentary entry to the Writing Workshop on May 6th.  The student’s teacher will receive a Complimentary class field trip or outreach Session for the 2018-2019 school year.

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