Exquisite Corpse is a game of chance, a collaborative creative project by which many contribute to a single piece of writing. Stop by WordPlay’s all-ages booth at Books By the Banks for an opportunity to try your hand at this fun, experimental collective form of poetry-writing using a set of vintage typewriters that are a signature of the nonprofit’s free reading, writing and storytelling programs for children and teens from across Greater Cincinnati.
The booth will feature multiple manual typewriters for participants to respond in classic exquisite corpse fashion to previous writers’ musings in the debut of this public art project that was designed for participation by every attendee of Books By the Banks. The resulting 2017 Books By the Banks Exquisite Corpse poem will be unveiled page-by-page throughout the end of the year on social media. Representatives from WordPlay will be available to provide guidance, information and assist with any mechanical questions.
If you enjoy yourself, consider signing up to volunteer at WordPlay, enrolling your own young writers in WordPlay’s themed creative workshops, making a donation in someone’s honor during the holidays, or arranging to buy a typewriter of your own through WordPlay’s retail store: Urban Legend Typewriters.
WordPlay is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to help young people fulfill their potential by making connections through reading, writing and storytelling. For more, contact [email protected] or visit www.wordplaycincy.org.