Saturday! Free Poetry workshop with Israel Ekanem

Black Out Poetry with Israel Ekanem

CFAT is proud to present a series of workshops by our current Artist in Residence, Israel Ekanem. Join Israel as he discusses his project #MyBlackoutPoems . After a short talk on his current practice, Israel will teach participants how to make blackout poetry. If you’d like to keep up with Israel’s daily poetry follow him at @myblackoutpoems on Instagram or at

This workshop is free and open to people of all ages and skill levels. Markers and newspapers will be provided, but feel free to bring newspapers if you have them. No poetry experience is necessary! We will have free snacks and refreshments.

During his residency, Israel will be making a documentary about blackout poetry. There may be some video and audio recorded at this workshop. If you do not wish to appear on video, simply tell a CFAT staff member.

Workshops will be held at the Centre for Art Tapes (2238 Maitland St, Halifax.) on the following dates:

Saturday, December 15th – 1- 3pm
Saturday, January, 19th – 1 – 3pm
Saturday, February 16th 1 – 3pm

If you have any questions about the workshop series or our residencies, reach out to