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SkillSwap: Blackout Poetry, Found Poetry, and Other Acts of Uncreative Writing

York College Center for Community Engagement
59 E Market St, York, PA in York County

On April 9th, 2020 at 12:00am

Category: Other Events
The Details:

SkillSwap is a barter-based education series featuring workshops on a variety of topics. There is no monetary registration fee; instead, each instructor suggests items or services they will accept in exchange for class participation. Our volunteer instructors prepare based on how many people sign up, so PLEASE ONLY SIGN UP IF YOU WILL ACTUALLY ATTEND. Class Description Writers are always stealing from the world to make art and stories, from language, history, books loved, songs hated, and so on. In this class we will make poems from found objects in the worldnewspapers, books, comics, the internet, even music. If you have an old magazine, newspaper, book, or comic book you would like to use, please bring it along, as long as you dont mind it being altered, erased, or otherwise marked up in the service of art. It is not necessary to bring something, though; materials will be provided. Suggested swap items for this class * Non-perishable food items for donation to York County Food Bank About the Instructor Travis Kurowski is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication and Writing at York College of Pennsylvania, where he teaches creative writing and publishing. His poetry has been published in variety of literary journals, such as The Lumberyard and Little Star. For the past four years he has been working on a 21-sonnet sequence in the styles of Pablo Neruda, Robert Lowell, and Adrienne Rich.
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