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Visual poet mixes trinkets, treasures, words at Bowers Writers House March 24, April 14

Mimi Shapiro host hands-on workshop at Elizabethtown College creative venue

Visual poet at BowersMimi Shapiro is a visual poet who mixes trinkets and treasures with words and images. She brings this creativity to Bowers Writers House, 840 College Hill Lane, Elizabethtown, as she hosts a free book-arts workshop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 24, and Saturday, April 14.

Registration is required for this free event by calling Jesse Waters, Bowers Writers House director, at 717-689-3945 or

Shapiro's works, which are included in notable national and international collections, convey a sense of time and place as she combines art and poetry to literally make a book. The workshop, supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, introduces participants to this unique art form. Attendees are asked to bring small materials they find inspiring – collage items, bits of lace or fabric, buttons, found items and memorabilia, which will be added to the books they make.

Shapiro at Bowers Writers House Bowers Writers House at Elizabethtown College, 840 College Hill Lane, was created with a generous gift by Kenneth L. '59 and Rosalie E. '58 Bowers to support a culture of creative curiosity and foster a new sense of excitement and enthusiasm for intellectual diversity. The Bowers Writers House is an interdisciplinary venue for presentation, performance, expression and study. The programs—from dramatic readings to interactive panels to musical performances—offer a dynamic variety of enjoyable and informative experiences.


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