As one of the 2018 Millspace Arts and Culture Laureates, Carand Burnet is organizing a two-part event where local residents will anonymously collaborate with poets. The project, titled Tiny Writes, involves an interactive exhibit and poetry reading.
Inside Millspace: A Center for Art, History & Culture, Burnet will be displaying shadowboxes with staged miniature items from May 25th – July 7th. All who attend the exhibit are encouraged to anonymously write a line about each “poetic theater” box. After the show, Burnet will collect this writing and distribute it to poets who will compose a poem from this “found” material. On September 14th, participants will read his or her Tiny Writes poem during a celebration at Millspace.
Join us on May 25th for her Opening Reception.
Free entry and cash bar.
Carand Burnet is Newmarket’s 2018 Millspace Arts and Culture Laureate. Burnet is a writer, visual artist, and musician. Her poetry and essays have been featured in Crazyhorse, Gulf Coast, Jubilat, and her writing has previously been listed as a notable in the Best American Essays.
Generative prompts and experimental writing exercises have helped shape Burnet’s creative direction as a poet. The idea for this project originated in a writing group lead by poet Emily Pettit at Flying Object. One of the exercises was to distribute envelopes that contained disparate images or miniature items and writers would compose a poem based on the provided material. It allowed class participants to explore new subjects, imagery, and tone. The hope is that Tiny Writes will be an equally rewarding experience for poets who participate!