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A Writing Workshop for Everyone: Blackout Poetry

April 19 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

A Writing Workshop for Everyone: Blackout Poetry

Free | 7 – 8:30 PM | At ACW (15 Broadway, Saranac Lake)

A one-time, drop-in writing workshop open to anyone. 

In this workshop, participants will learn about and try their hand at blackout poetry (also known as erasure). Blackout poems are culled from source texts that are (in many cases) not inherently poetic. Source texts could include scientific textbooks, political speeches, celebrity interviews, or national park brochures. The writer then erases or crosses out the majority of the words (redacting), with the remaining words creating the poem. Publication of erasure poetry will also be covered. All supplies provided.

No writing experience required. This workshop will get you creating no matter your genre, age, or experience level. 

Led by ACW’s Visiting Writer Erin Dorney: 

Erin is the author of “I Am Not Famous Anymore: Poems After Shia LaBeouf” (Mason Jar Press, 2018), co-founder of Fear No Lit, and has been published in Autofocus, Tolka, HAD, and other literary journals. Her literary artwork and installations have been featured at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Hennepin Theatre Trust, the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, and Susquehanna Art Museum.She has been in residence at Soaring Gardens Artists’ Retreat (Laceyville, PA), Hewnoaks (Lovell, ME), Tofte Lake Center (Ely, MN), Anne LaBastille Memorial Writers Residency (Twitchell Lake, NY), and Spruceton Inn (West Kill, NY). Learn more about Erin’s work at www.erindorney.com.


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Adirondack Center for Writing

Saranac Lake, New York 12983