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Striking Illumination: Erasure & Palimpsests

Saturday, July 23rd, from 10:30am-1:30pm (EST).
Online: Zoom
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
12 seats max

This craft workshop is designed for poets who are interested in erasure techniques. We'll cover the genre's history, cultural implications, and current praxis before engaging in generative work. As a group, we'll create erasures of celebrity public apologies before splitting into teams to create palimpsests of provided text. This is open to poets of all backgrounds and experience levels, but BIPOC poets are especially encouraged to sign up!

Class Format

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting!

Scholarship Information

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

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Jeni De La O
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