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Creating Collage Poetry

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Thu. Jun. 7 · 7 - 9 PM

Combine elements of poetry and collage in this hands-on workshop led by Spokane poet Kat Smith. We’ll cut, paste, combine, and erase to bring together words and images from a variety of sources — “pawing through popular culture like sculptors on trash heaps,” as writer Annie Dillard puts it. You’ll go home with an original piece of visual poetry, along with the skills to create more on your own. Source materials will be provided, but feel free to bring any books, magazines, postcards, etc., to incorporate into your poetic collage. All experience levels welcome.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR // Local poet Kathryn Smith has an MFA in creative writing from Eastern Washington University. Her first poetry collection, Book of Exodus, was released by Scablands Books in 2017. Her collages and other paper art have been published in literary journals and have been shown the last two years at Terrain. She received a Spokane Arts Grant Award in 2017 and hosts the Inklings Teen Writers’ Group at Spark Central.