Minneapolis Erasures #23: The “The World Gets Ugly” Edition

The world gets ugly. Come make an erasure poem!

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WHAT/WHEN/WHERE? 

The workshop will begin with a brief introduction for newcomers to the form. We will discuss technique and you will have the chance to look at some published collections of erasure poetry. We will then take pen or paintbrush to page and make our own erasure poems. At the end of the session, you’ll be given the opportunity to share your poem with the group.

We will meet in the community room at Boneshaker Books in the Seward neighborhood (2002 23rd Ave. S) on Sunday, October 30 from 6-8 pm. Boneshaker does not have a private parking lot; please use street parking. You are welcome to bring a snack or beverage of your choice to enjoy during the session.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING? 

– An old book or two that you’re comfortable taking pages from (a grab bag of pages is provided). Science fiction, technical manuals, children’s books, and school textbooks work nicely. Anything you’d find on the free table at the rummage sale is ideal. Magazines and newspapers are great, too.

– White-out, a Sharpie, or another erasing tool (some provided).

– A snack and/or beverage, if desired.

– A desire to look at written language in a new way, and an interest in talking back to your books!

Your finished erasure poem is a beautiful piece of art, ready to hang on your wall. They also make great gifts!

QUESTIONS? Leave a comment below, or email mplserasures at gmail dot com.

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Minneapolis Erasures #22: The “You Are a Magnet” Edition

You are a magnet. Come make an erasure poem!

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WHEN/WHERE? 

We will meet in the community room at Boneshaker Books in the Seward neighborhood (2002 23rd Ave. S) on Sunday, October 16 from 6-8 pm. Boneshaker does not have a private parking lot; please use street parking. You are welcome to bring a snack or beverage of your choice to enjoy during the session.

The session will begin with a brief introduction for newcomers to the form. We will discuss technique and you will have the chance to look at some published collections of erasure poetry. We will then take pen or paintbrush to page and make our own erasure poems. At the end of the session, you’ll be given the opportunity to share your poem with the group.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING? 

– An old book or two that you’re comfortable taking pages from (a grab bag of pages is provided). Science fiction, technical manuals, children’s books, and school textbooks work nicely. Anything you’d find on the free table at the rummage sale is ideal. Magazines and newspapers are great, too.

– White-out, a Sharpie, or another erasing tool (some provided).

– A snack and/or beverage, if desired.

– A desire to look at written language in a new way, and an interest in talking back to your books!

Your finished erasure poem is a beautiful piece of art, ready to hang on your wall. They also make great gifts!

QUESTIONS? Leave a comment below, or email mplserasures at gmail dot com.

Minneapolis Erasures #21: The “Accidents Happen” Edition

Accidents happen. Come make an erasure poem!

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WHEN/WHERE? 

The session will begin with a brief introduction for newcomers to the form. We will discuss technique and you will have the chance to look at some published collections of erasure poetry. We will then take pen or paintbrush to page and make our own erasure poems. At the end of the session, you’ll be given the opportunity to share your poem with the group.

We will meet in the community room at Boneshaker Books in the Seward neighborhood (2002 23rd Ave. S) on Sunday, October 2 from 6-8 pm. Boneshaker does not have a private parking lot; please use street parking. You are welcome to bring a snack or beverage of your choice to enjoy during the session.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING? 

– An old book or two that you’re comfortable taking pages from (a grab bag of pages is provided). Science fiction, technical manuals, children’s books, and school textbooks work nicely. Anything you’d find on the free table at the rummage sale is ideal. Magazines and newspapers are great, too.

– White-out, a Sharpie, or another erasing tool (some provided).

– A snack and/or beverage, if desired.

– A desire to look at written language in a new way, and an interest in talking back to your books!

Your finished erasure poem is a beautiful piece of art, ready to hang on your wall. They also make great gifts!

 

QUESTIONS? Leave a comment below, or email mplserasures at gmail dot com.

Minneapolis Erasures #20: The “Hear the Shouts of Flowers” Edition

Hear the shouts of flowers. Come make an erasure poem!

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WHEN/WHERE? 

The session will begin with a brief introduction for newcomers to the form. We will discuss technique and you will have the chance to look at some published collections of erasure poetry. We will then take pen or paintbrush to page and make our own erasure poems. At the end of the session, you’ll be given the opportunity to share your poem with the group.

We will meet in the community room at Boneshaker Books in the Seward neighborhood (2002 23rd Ave. S) on Sunday, September 18 from 6-8 pm. Boneshaker does not have a private parking lot; please use street parking. You are welcome to bring a snack or beverage of your choice to enjoy during the session.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING? 

– An old book or two that you’re comfortable taking pages from (a grab bag of pages is provided). Science fiction, technical manuals, children’s books, and school textbooks work nicely. Anything you’d find on the free table at the rummage sale is ideal. Magazines and newspapers are great, too.

– White-out, a Sharpie, or another erasing tool (some provided).

– A snack and/or beverage, if desired.

– A desire to look at written language in a new way, and an interest in talking back to your books!

Your finished erasure poem is a beautiful piece of art, ready to hang on your wall. They also make great gifts!

NOTE: You need not consider yourself a “poet” to attend! The class is open to anyone who likes being surprised, or anyone with a lot of old books lying around.

QUESTIONS? Leave a comment below, or email mplserasures at gmail dot com.

Minneapolis Erasures #18: The “Think of Yourself as a Magician” Edition

Think of yourself as a magician. Come make an erasure poem!

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WHEN/WHERE? 

We will meet in the community room at Boneshaker Books in the Seward neighborhood (2002 23rd Ave. S) on Sunday, August 7 from 6-8 pm. Boneshaker does not have a private parking lot; please use street parking. You are welcome to bring a snack or beverage of your choice to enjoy during the session.

The session will begin with a brief introduction for newcomers to the form. We will discuss technique and you will have the chance to look at some published collections of erasure poetry. We will then take pen or paintbrush to page and make our own erasure poems. At the end of the session, you’ll be given the opportunity to share your poem with the group.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING? 

– An old book or two that you’re comfortable taking pages from (a grab bag of pages is provided). Science fiction, technical manuals, children’s books, and school textbooks work nicely. Anything you’d find on the free table at the rummage sale is ideal. Magazines and newspapers are great, too.

– White-out, a Sharpie, or another erasing tool (some provided).

– A snack and/or beverage, if desired.

– A desire to look at written language in a new way, and an interest in talking back to your books!

Your finished erasure poem is a beautiful piece of art, ready to hang on your wall. They also make great gifts!

NOTE: You need not consider yourself a “poet” to attend! The class is open to anyone who likes being surprised, or anyone with a lot of old books lying around.

QUESTIONS? Leave a comment below, or email mplserasures at gmail dot com.

Minneapolis Erasures #17: The “Try the Fish” Edition

Try the fish. Come make an erasure poem!

20160613 Dinner Party

WHEN/WHERE? 

We will meet in the community room at Boneshaker Books in the Seward neighborhood (2002 23rd Ave. S) on Sunday, July 10 from 6-8 pm. Boneshaker does not have a private parking lot; please use street parking. You are welcome to bring a snack or beverage of your choice to enjoy during the session.

The session will begin with a brief introduction for newcomers to the form. We will discuss technique and you will have the chance to look at some published collections of erasure poetry. We will then take pen or paintbrush to page and make our own erasure poems. At the end of the session, you’ll be given the opportunity to share your poem with the group.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING? 

– An old book or two that you’re comfortable taking pages from (a grab bag of pages is provided). Science fiction, technical manuals, children’s books, and school textbooks work nicely. Anything you’d find on the free table at the rummage sale is ideal. Magazines and newspapers are great, too.

– White-out, a Sharpie, or another erasing tool (some provided).

– A snack and/or beverage, if desired.

– A desire to look at written language in a new way, and an interest in talking back to your books!

Your finished erasure poem is a beautiful piece of art, ready to hang on your wall. They also make great gifts!

NOTE: You need not consider yourself a “poet” to attend! The class is open to anyone who likes being surprised, or anyone with a lot of old books lying around.

QUESTIONS? Leave a comment below, or email mplserasures at gmail dot com.

Minneapolis Erasures #16: The “See the World Emerge” Edition

See the world emerge. Come make an erasure poem!

20160512 Pleasant Days

WHEN/WHERE? 

We will meet in the community room at Boneshaker Books in the Seward neighborhood (2002 23rd Ave. S) on Sunday, June 26 from 6-8 pm. Boneshaker does not have a private parking lot; please use street parking. You are welcome to bring a snack or beverage of your choice to enjoy during the session.

The session will begin with a brief introduction for newcomers to the form. We will discuss technique and you will have the chance to look at some published collections of erasure poetry. We will then take pen or paintbrush to page and make our own erasure poems. At the end of the session, you’ll be given the opportunity to share your poem with the group.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING? 

– An old book or two that you’re comfortable taking pages from (a grab bag of pages is provided). Science fiction, technical manuals, children’s books, and school textbooks work nicely. Anything you’d find on the free table at the rummage sale is ideal. Magazines and newspapers are great, too.

– White-out, a Sharpie, or another erasing tool (some provided).

– A snack and/or beverage, if desired.

– A desire to look at written language in a new way, and an interest in talking back to your books!

Your finished erasure poem is a beautiful piece of art, ready to hang on your wall. They also make great gifts!

NOTE: You need not consider yourself a “poet” to attend! The class is open to anyone who likes being surprised, or anyone with a lot of old books lying around.

QUESTIONS? Leave a comment below, or email mplserasures at gmail dot com.