April 19, 2021, All Day @ This Virtual Event will be posted to MPL’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/
When ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ creativity ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ collides with the unforeseen ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ a single outcome ¦¦¦¦ infuses ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ the imagination: ¦¦¦¦¦¦ inspiration.
A blackout poem is created when a poet takes a marker to an already established text—like a romance novel—and starts redacting words until a new poem is formed.
Here’s an easy guide to creating Blackout Poetry:
• Skim your page
• Go through and circle the words or phrases you want to use
• Go through and boldly box the words you’re keeping with pen or Sharpie
• Read through your final poem
• Go through and blacken all of the material not used
• Bask in the glory of your creation
To participate, send a photo of your completed Blackout Poem to Therese at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop it off at MPL’s Service Desk. Poems will be shared on MPL’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary) and also displayed at the Library through the end of April in celebration of National Poetry Month.
April 19, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ This Virtual Event will be broadcast on MPL's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/) and on its YouTube channel.
White Privilege affects almost every part of life, but it is something we don’t often talk about as a community. The intent of this discussion panel is not to judge or shame, but to uplift and inform in a respectful way. Join Lakeshore’s United Visionaries at 6 PM on Monday, April 19 on MPL’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary) or YouTube channel in an open, affirming conversation about White Privilege and how we can move forward together as a stronger, more equitable community by acknowledging its presence and getting beyond it. Please note that this program is intended as a community conversation based on sharing experiences. It is not intended as an intellectual, authoritative presentation on the topic.