Occurs on Friday September 13 2019

Approximate running time: 2 hours


Workman Arts Theatre
651 Dufferin Street
Toronto ON M6K 2B2


× Open to new and experienced writers of poetry or prose, this five-session course will explore techniques for producing cut-ups and collage texts, erasures/blackout poetry, visual poetry, creative translations, and computer-based works involving search engines, AI translators, and word processing tools. Instead of writing “in your own words,” you will work with found, borrowed, and stolen texts while finding new ways for your creativity to emerge. You will explore old and new examples of experimental writing, create your own writing through activities and exercises, and share and discuss your work towards adapting it into more polished pieces.

Instructor: John Nyman

John Nyman is a poet and critical writer. Alongside a book of (more or less) traditional verse poetry, he has authored manifestos, visual/concrete poems and chapbooks, erasure/blackout poetry, and conceptual bookworks. John completed his PhD on erasure poetry and post-structuralist critical theory in 2018.

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