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Blackout Poetry Event : 24 August 2018

July 4, 2018

As one of our poetry events for National Poetry Day, we are encouraging the art of Blackout Poetry. What is that?  Well, it’s when a page of text is completely blacked out with a marker, except for a select few words.  When only these words are visible, a brand new poem is created from the existing text. Some people prefer to mark out the text with colours or artwork rather than straight black.  Awesome, right?!

So bring along felts or supplies, plus an old tattered book (that won’t mind being recycled), or an old magazine/newspaper (we will have a limited supply available too). Sit yourself at our reserved table and get creative! Boys and girls, women and men, of all ages are most welcome. There is no charge.

Where:  Dannevirke, Pahiatua and Eketahuna Libraries, during opening hours August 24 2018.

If you want to get a little more creative, adults may enter our poetry competition.  See the details here
Woodville Library is also hosting a poetry slam evening on 23 August at 6.30pm – you might want to share your blackout poem there!  See full details here

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