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Writing by Erasing: Erasure Methods, Politics, and Practice

  • Frances Willard House Museum 1730 Chicago Avenue Evanston, Illinois 60201 (map)

Writing isn’t always about putting words on the page—sometimes it’s about taking them away. Tracing the history of erasure as a tool used by poets and writers in their creative practice, this workshop will challenge you to create written work using source texts and an eye for elimination. Materials provided. All skill levels are welcome! Led by Alison Thumel, whose chapbook of erasure poems won Salt Hill's Dead Lake Chapbook Contest.

This event is free, but preregistration is required, as participation is limited to 15 attendees; register here.

About the Instructor: Alison Thumel is a Chicago-based poet, writer, and erasurist. Her work has recently appeared in or is forthcoming in DIAGRAMThe Rumpus, and Ninth Letter. She is the author of two chapbooks.