ERASURE: RECLAIMING ONESELF AMONG MONSTERS – a 4-wk online workshop with Kristine Esser Slentz — new dates TBA soon!

[a 4-week online program; RESCHEDULED! registration re-opening soon]

During this four-week virtual workshop will examine the nature of monsters and work to extract our own voice/reality from trauma.

In this workshop we will spend time with erasure works such as Red by Chase Berggrun, Arsenal/Sin Documentos by Francisco Levato, as well as accompanying monster documents such as Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux and Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.

Then, we will create our own redefined worlds through erasure. During our time together we will read, review, create, and critique collectively, and by the end, you will have accumulated a deeper understanding of skillful erasure and the ability to draw yourself out from the fire.

At the end of this workshop, all participants are invited to take part in in an online virtual event hosted by the facilitator to present their works. 


We will meet once a week for two hours on Zoom, with time divided between discussion and reading and writing exercises designed to both critically engage with the texts and produce original works in erasure and other related methods. Recordings of classes will be made available to all participants, along with any source media, notes, and secondary readings when applicable. No additional costs are required to participate in this course. 

Schedule / Session Dates: (June 15, 22, 29, July 6) 

Image credit: Newspaper Blackout Poetry by Austin Kleon” by CarlaGates247 is licensed under CC BY 2.0.


KRISTINE ESSER SLENTZ is the author of woman, depose (FlowerSong Press). She is originally from northwest Indiana and the Chicagoland area. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing (poetry) from City College of New York (CCNY) where she is currently an English Department adjunct. KRISTINE is a Pushcart Prize nominee, finalist in the Glass Poetry Chapbook Contest, Flash Fiction Contest finalist for F(r)iction, and recipient of a CCNY English Department Teacher-Writer Award, Rifkind Fellowship, and recent Poets Afloat resident.



Liminal Lab is committed to providing a source of income for our collaborators and facilitators in an increasingly precarious time for culture workers and educators. However, no one will ever be turned away for lack of fundsWe ask that those who can pay the suggested price, and/or help cover the cost of scholarship slots in each of our programs by sponsoring other participants. 

  • Compare the below to the cost for a similar accredited workshop in a university setting (where most of the $$$ goes to institutional bloat):  $1250  — we show you this so we can begin to think about wtf is happening in our institutions, where both students and faculty get the short end of the stick.

  • At a standard “Market Rate,” at arts orgs: $350

  • Recommended Sliding Scale: $30-60/session → $120-240 for the series

  • Precarity Pricing: $10-20/session

  • Barter / Volunteer / No Cost Option Available 

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