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Manitowoc Public Library

  1. Blackout Poetry @ Manitowoc Public Library

    April 19, 2021, All Day @ This Virtual Event will be posted to MPL’s Facebook page:

    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 or drop it off at MPL’s Service Desk. Poems will be shared on MPL’s Facebook page ( and also displayed at the Library through the end of April in celebration of National Poetry Month.

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  2. Privilege & Power: A White Privilege Virtual Discussion Panel/Community Conversation with Lakeshore’s United Visionaries (LUV)

    April 19, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ This Virtual Event will be broadcast on MPL's Facebook page ( 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 ( 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.

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