ONSITE: Erasures: Poems and Prose

Poems and Prose: Let’s make erasures together. This workshop will explore the form and practice of erasure (also called blackout or whiteout) as a multi-textual, creative process in and of itself. We’ll create erasures and read erasures, discuss erasures and the multimodal manipulation of text to create new poems, prose pieces that double as visual art in conversation with, or opposition to, the original text. We’ll create our own from found things: newspapers, magazines, old books, our own writing, archives, and more. No experience necessary.

Special Notes

  • This studio is not wheel chair accessible from the interior due to two steps, but is accessible through an exterior door.

    Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.

    This is an On-site course. Students must follow current Covid-19 protocols, as outlined on our website. On-site courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program. Please visit for more information.

About the Instructor

Tara Burke

Tara Shea Burke is a queer poet from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. She teaches writing and creative practices at VCU and the Visual Arts Center of Richmond. She's been a literary editor and contest judge, has served as a board member and grants coordinator, is trained in trauma-informed, accessible movement and workshop facilitation, and hustled in restaurants for 20 years. Her work has been published most recently in Southern Humanities Review and Queer Nature, edited by Michael Walsh and Autumn House Press.


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ONSITE: Erasures: Poems and Prose

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September 28 - November 210 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Day: Thu
Tuition: $190.00
Member Tuition: $171.00
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Tara Burke
Level: All Levels