In honor of National Poetry Month and National Library Week, please join us on Thursday evening, April 8th from 7 to 8pm for a fun evening of expressing yourself by making blackout poetry and collage! Come and socialize with your peers and meet new faces at ArtCenter while we share, read and create poetry together.
What is blackout poetry? It is a form of “found poetry” where you select words that catch your eye from a newspaper, book, old magazine or other printed text. Then you take a marker to the printed text and redact the other words on the page until a poem is formed. Both the words you leave on the page and the redacted text combine to form a visual poem. Blackout poetry lives at the intersection of poetry and art and is a refreshing way to boost your creativity!
Guests will also be able to create collages from take-and-make kits we will provide for pickup the week before the event. To sign up to pick up a kit, please RSVP. We can also mail a kit to those that are unable to pick up in person. (Glue sticks will not be mailed.)
Those who participate may also submit their creations to be published in our longstanding Library Quaranzine project, which will conclude when we can resume in-person schooling.
Thursday, April 8th, 7-8pm
For questions, please contact Liaison Librarian & Outreach Coordinator, Tanya Knipprath
Pasadena, CA 91103
Fri – Sat: 9:30am – 5pm
Pasadena, CA 91105
Fri: 9:30am – 5pm
Sat – Sun: closed