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Baltimore Chapter - Artifact Literature

April 30, 2020
7:00 PM

Cockeysville Recreation Center (across from the Cockeysville Library)
9836 Greenside Drive
Cockeysville, MD 21030

BECAUSE OF MARYLAND'S SHELTER-IN-PLACE ORDER, MWA has Cancelled all in-person meetings until further notice
What is Artifact Literature? 
Prose is written in a series of paragraphs. Poems, in a series of lines, stanzas. But is that it? Not if writers have anything to say about it. In the last ten years, great works of literature have been told via lists, powerpoints, tweetstorms, hotel reviews, recommendation letters, emails, youtube comments, .gifs—you name it. Actually, the first novels ever written were made-up diary entries. One of the best poems published last year was a flowchart. The number of forms that writing can take is endless. Tyler Barton and Erin Dorney of Fear No Lit will present about how great literature takes the form of everyday artifacts all around us. Specifically, they'll present about their 2018 piece, The Hidden Museum, where they wrote fictional art labels and had them installed at the Susquehanna Museum of Art.

Tyler Barton is the co-founder of Fear No Lit, home of the Submerging Writer Fellowship and Page Match. He's the author of the flash fiction chapbook, The Quiet Part Loud (2019) which won the Turnbuckle Chapbook Contest from Split Lip Press. His short fiction has appeared in The Iowa Review, Kenyon Review, Cincinnati Review, and elsewhere. Find more at, or reach out at @goftyler.

Erin Dorney is the author of I Am Not Famous Anymore: Poems after Shia LaBeouf (Mason Jar Press, 2018). She is the recipient of a 2019 Hewnoaks Artist Residency; a 2017 Artist Career Development Grant from the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council/McKnight Foundation; a 2017 Emerging Artist Residency at Tofte Lake Center; a 2016 Spruceton Inn Artist Residency; and was the first Modern Worker: Writer in Residence at Modern Art in Lancaster, PA. Erin's recent projects include “Cento Box” for Container’s Multitudes series; “The Hidden Museum, 2018”, a collaborative conceptual art installation on display at the Susquehanna Art Museum; and "Dystopia Erased", a literary erasure installation featured as part of Made Here: Future, an urban walking gallery in the West Downtown Minneapolis Cultural District. Erin is cofounder of FEAR NO LIT and volunteers with VIDA: Women in Literary Arts.
Photos by Michelle Johnsen Photography.
Erin Dorney & Tyler Barton

Twitter: @FEAR_NO_LIT
Instagram: fearnolit



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