Sunday, 20 March 2016

Erasure poetry workshop - book your place!

Create and publish your own poetry collection!

11.00am – 1.30pm on Thursday 21 April 2016
Moor Theatre Delicatessen, Sheffield, S1 4PF

£9.50 in advance
£10.50 on the day

What is erasure poetry?

Erasure poetry is a way of creating poetry by rearranging and removing words in an already existing text.  You can take anything – a newspaper article, a page from a magazine, or even an entire novel – and turn it into poetry by blacking out lines, drawing, painting or collaging onto the existing text, or by cutting the original text up.

Many writers have created stunning new works of literature using erasure. A couple of the most well-known examples are Tom Phillips’ beautiful A Humument, and Jonathan Safran Foer’s Tree of Codes.

“I like to think of [erasure poems] like those old word search puzzles we used to do in elementary school – a field of letters with hidden messages to find.”
- Austin Kleon, word artists

What will happen during the erasure poetry workshop?

Participants will:

·         Be introduced to the concept of erasure poetry, and get to grips with it through some fun warm-up exercises
·         Under the guidance of the Edge of the Universe Printing Press tutors, create new works of poetry out of existing texts
·         Turn these poems into your very own poetry collection – which you’ll create during the workshop, and get to take home with you!

All participants will also be given the opportunity to sell their erasure poetry publications on commission through the Edge of the Universe Printing Press.

Who are the workshop tutors?

Sarah Christie graduated from the University of East Anglia’s English Literature with Creative Writing BA (Hons) in 2009 with a Starred First degree, and was awarded the UEA Jarrold Creative Writing Prize for the highest achieving creative writing student in her graduating year.  She completed her Creative Writing MA at the University of Manchester, and is currently writing her second novel.

David Gasi graduated in 2011 from Leeds College of Art with a BA Graphic Design degree with First Class Honours. He graduated in 2001 from Monash University in his native Australia with a BA Computing degree. He has worked as designer with studios throughout Australia, The Netherlands and the UK. His creative practice spans between fine art and graphic design, and he is currently an artist in residence at Sheffield Institute of Arts as part of the nationwide AA2A program.

Who is it suitable for?

Complete beginners are very welcome!  Never written a poem before?  Never fear!  The workshop is intended as an introduction to erasure poetry, and you’ll have lots of one-to-one time with the Edge of the Universe Printing Press tutors as you create and publish your erasure poetry collection.

Ages 16+

How do I register for the workshop?

Complete the online registration form and buy your tickets here:

Ticket payment is taken via PayPal, unless an alternate payment method is arranged. Your place at the workshop is only reserved once your ticket payment has been processed.

Tickets may be purchased on the day.  However spaces on the workshop are strictly limited, so we’d recommend booking in advance to secure your place.

In the case of event cancellation, refunds on ticket costs will be made after 21 April 2016.

Any questions?

We hope to see you there!

The Edge of the Universe Printing Press team x


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