Explore your creative boundaries with a literal "hands-on" approach to poetry!
WHAT TO EXPECT
- INTRO AND “MUTILATION”
Bethany explains the ins and outs of erasure. Then all attendees jump straight into a warm-up exercise by ripping, folding, and slapping paint on provided texts.
- PARTNER EXERCISE
Each partner receives the same source text, but with differing instructions on how to erase it – then they compare!
- EMBARRASSING MOMENT
Embarrassing moments are written down anonymously on notecards. Each participant chooses a card at random, then “erases” its text to create new stories.
- FREE SOLO
Each attendee chooses their own source texts and writes their own erasures.
- SHARING AND REFLECTIONS
Participants have the option to share their poems and their takeaways with the group.
Required from you: tables for people to sit at. Bethany will provide materials, but you can also bring your own specific texts you would like to use.