Blackout the Jargon


Fri Jun 14 2024 at 03:00 pm to 05:00 pm


The Portico Library | Manchester, EN

Join us for a session of blackout poetry, where participants can find meaning in a scientific text by creating a work of art.
About this Event

Although scientists publish their work in academic journals or others to read, these can often be difficult to understand due to the type of language used. Join us for a session of blackout poetry, where participants can find meaning in a scientific text by selecting certain words and redacting the rest to create a literary and visual work of art. Our researchers will be on hand to show you what to do and discuss any of the source material, if needed.

This is a drop-in session, so feel free to arrive at any point between 3pm and 5pm to take part (the session ends at 5pm).

Presented by the Linguistic Diversity Collective and Creative Manchester as part of the Manchester City of Literature Festival of Libraries 2024.


This event is free and open to anyone. If your plans change and you are no longer able to attend, we ask that you update your registration status.


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The Portico Library, 57 Mosley Street, Manchester, United Kingdom

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