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Typewriting Poetry Workshop

February 13 @ 1:00 pm-3:00 pm


Poetry is its own music, but what are its instruments? A typewriter is the percussion instrument of poetry’s music. Join us in real space with a real typewriter and make a verse for the ages or a poem for your pocket. What better way to acknowledge your Valentine than with a letter or poem? No need to bring in a writing instrument, we will have vintage typewriters available for you to use.

We will require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test dated within 72 hours for admission. Acceptable proof includes vaccination cards, digital photos of cards, or the Docket app on your smartphone. Masks are required.

Facilitator: Clarence White

Clarence White is a writer, editor, typewriter poet, curator, arts administrator, and a former bookseller at the Hungry Mind Bookstore. His publications are included in several editions of the Saint Paul Almanac, Suisun Valley Review, and Public Art Review, and his essay “Smart Enough for Ford” appears in the anthology Blues Vision: African American Writing from Minnesota.

He works in essay when he believes that conversation is possible and in poetry when he is less hopeful. He is the co-curator of the 2016 and 2017 Banfill-Locke Reading Series and Silverwood Park’s 2014 Art on Foot.

He is a past Givens Foundation Retreat Fellow and was a finalist for mnartists.org’s flash fiction contest miniStories. He is the Associate Director of the East Side Freedom Library and lives in Saint Paul.


February 13
1:00 pm-3:00 pm
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