Workshop: The Art (& Fun!) of Erasure Poetry


Workshop: The Art (& Fun!) of Erasure Poetry

Set in the context of artist Laura Didyk’s current exhibition Erasures, Laura will lead a lively, two-hour workshop on how to create visual works of found poetry called “erasure.”

Working with book pages, magazine articles, product packaging, and more, participants will create erasure poems, individually and collaboratively, that will move, delight, and surprise! In addition to creating art, the process will provide a vehicle to develop new perspectives, overcome creative blocks, and have fun!

For inspiration, the workshop will include an exploration of published erasure and found-text work by acclaimed artists and writers.
*BONUS! Participants of this workshop will have an opportunity to have their created works displayed in the CPC Gallery at the closing reception of Erasures on August 26th!

No experience with writing or art-making is required. Materials will be provided.

About the Instructor
Laura Didyk is a writer, artist, editor, and teacher based in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Her writing has been published widely in literary magazines throughout the country. She has been a writing fellow at Yaddo, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and MacDowell, where she received the Rona Jaffe Foundation award. Her illustrations and erasures have appeared in Orion magazine, Washington Post Magazine, No Tokens, and others; in the books Collage Your Life (Storey Publishing), Your Idea Starts Here (Storey Publishing), and Lost Objects (Hat & Beard Press); and in exhibitions at the Berkshire Museum and elsewhere in the Northeast. You can see more of her work on her website,, and on Instagram @lauradidyk.

Why this event matters:
This workshop provides tools to navigate creative blocks and encourages self-exploration through individual and collaborative art-making.


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