Cut-Up Poetry Collage Workshop at ADKX

Adirondack Experience, the Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (ADKX)
Location 9097 State Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake, NY  12812

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location https://www.theadkx.org/events/

12:00 - 4:00 pm - Join Visiting Writer Erin Dorney from the Adirondack Center for Writing to learn more about ACW’s Poetry Machine—the kind you might spend two quarters to get a bouncy ball, sticky hand, or small plastic alien from in the vestibule of a convenience store. With ACW’s repurposed machine, you can get your very own poem for free—no quarters necessary.

After checking out the machine (yes, it will be there in person!), Dorney will host an open, drop-in workshop on cut-up poetry, where text from discarded books, magazines, and newspapers is physically cut up and rearranged to create a poem. Think collage—but with words! Participants will make cut-up poems and fold them to put inside the machine and be shared with readers across the Adirondack region.

All supplies provided. No writing experience required.

About the Artist: 

Erin Dorney is the author of “Grating, Darling, Full of Dirt” (Common Meter Press) and “I Am Not Famous Anymore: Poems After Shia LaBeouf” (Mason Jar Press). Through the CRNY Artist Employment Program, she currently serves as Visiting Writer at The Adirondack Center for Writing. Erin has been published in Autofocus, Tolka, HAD, and elsewhere. Her literary artwork and installations have been featured at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Hennepin Theatre Trust, the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, and Susquehanna Art Museum. Erin is the co-founder of Fear No Lit and lives in Saranac Lake. www.erindorney.com