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Hybrid Eugene: Blackout Poetry with Jennifer Rood

June 27, 2023 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm

Eugene Chapter of Willamette Writers Presents

Blackout Poetry with Jennifer Rood

This meeting is online and in-person at the Eugene Public Library.

Come ready to have fun and learn about how to create blackout poetry in this hands-on workshop with poet Jennifer Rood online and at the Eugene Public Library, on June 27th at 6:15 (doors open at 6 PM). Not only will you come away with a finished piece of found poetry, but you will also add a valuable tool to your writing toolbox for getting past writer’s block and for reconnecting with your innate creativity. This workshop is for everyone!

Read Zoom Details below and then register for the meeting here. https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrcOuqrT8iGNaVWPSnOwBByNoRBUiKBWVK

About Jennifer Rood

Jennifer Rood has been writing poems and stories since she could hold a pencil, and got her first rejection letter in third grade. Eventually, though, she found publishing success in creative non-fiction and then poetry. She has dozens of published poems in various journals and anthologies, is a past Board Member (2018-2021) and President (2020-21) of the Oregon Poetry Association, and recently won first place for her prose poem “Breaking” in OPA’s Fall 2022 Contest. She just released What the Heart Says, a chapbook of found poetry/art (available through oregonbooks.com), and is looking forward to the release of a full-length book of her found poetry/art through Not a Pipe Publishing within the next year. After raising a family and working as a high school English, social studies, and art teacher for 30 years, she is happily anticipating her retirement this summer and the many new creative opportunities it will make room for, including serving as the artist-in-residence for the Oregon Caves National Monument this coming fall.


About your chapter meetings

Willamette Writers meetings are open to all writers, 18 and up. Guests are welcome to make a donation to help support the cost of the meeting (we believe in paying our speakers for their time and skills). This meeting is run by volunteers. We look forward to seeing you there!

Young writers are encouraged to join our Young Willamette Writers meetings. Sign Up! Any high school or middle-grade writers are welcome to join us. Sign up for our email list at: http://eepurl.com/hRubBf  A registration link will be sent to our email list before our next meeting.

MASKING: MASKING: Willamette Writers continues to encourage mask-wearing at our in-person, indoor meetings. We also invite you to join us at one of our online Chapter Meetings.

Zoom Details

You have to be logged into your own personal Zoom account to attend this meeting (to create a FREE account, go to Zoom.us).

Once you are logged in to your own personal Zoom account, register for the meeting at the link provided above.

On the day of the meeting, log into your Zoom account and then click the link Zoom sent you in your email when you registered with the link above. If you are logged into your personal Zoom account, you can also click the link above and register again if you need to. If you have not done this before, we encourage you to try logging in a half hour before the meeting begins. We had to change our meeting access because of a few inappropriate guests, but we want to continue to keep our meetings open to the public.


June 27, 2023
6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
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Eugene Public Library
100 W 10th Ave
Eugene, OR
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