We’re excited to share some of the work created in Visiting Writer Erin Dorney’s Erasure + Nature Writing Workshop, held during the 2022 Kickass Writers Festival in August! Participants used nature-related source texts, including Martha Reben’s “The Healing Woods” to create their own erasure poems. Volunteers Lucy & Olivia gathered a variety of natural materials from around downtown Saranac Lake that were then used to “redact” the source texts.
Thanks to Amanda Vink, Kelsi Swenson, Kathy Ford, Lucy, Jenna, Olivia, Esther Lou Schaffino, @jillypoet, @joybluelagoon, @skythed0rk, @summer_cranker, Elliot, @sharonbarr56, Beth, Karen Boldis, Tracy Thompson, Jesse, and everyone else who stopped by for a quiet moment of creative contemplation! Thank you to ADK ArtRise for letting us use your awesome space!