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Blackout Poetry | Poesía Blackout

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Arts & Crafts

Age Group:

All Ages
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April is National Poetry Month, and we're celebrating with blackout poetry! Blackout poetry is a style of poetry where the poet uses something that is already written, like a book page, and blacks out everything except select words. The words left on the page create a poem or story!

Join us at Central Library to learn about, practice, and share this style of poetry! We'll provide all the supplies you'll need; just bring your creativity!

Registration recommended.

¡Abril es el Mes Nacional de la Poesía, y lo estamos celebrando con poesía blackout! La poesía balckout es un estilo de poesía en el que el poeta usa algo que ya está escrito, como, la página de un libro, y borra todo excepto las palabras seleccionadas. ¡Las palabras dejadas en la página crean un poema o una historia!

¡Únate a nosotros en la Central library para aprender, practicar y compartir este estilo de poesía! Te proporcionaremos todos los suministros que necesitará; solo trae tu creatividad!

Se recomienda registrarte.



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This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

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