Western New York native Erin Dorney's "I Am Not Famous Anymore" is a volume of poems drawn from media interviews with the sometimes inspiring, sometimes enigmatic Shia LaBeaouf. But by erasing parts of his statements and reframing the text as a poem, she's turned LaBeaouf's discourse into a poetic examination of fame and identity. Dorney will be in town this week to give a reading from her book and lead a workshop on erasure poetry.
Erin Dorney's reading takes place on Friday, August 24, at Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue at 7:30 p.m. Free. A writing workshop led by Dorney for those who would like to write their own erasure poetry will be held on Saturday, August 25, from 10 a.m. to noon, Register online ($49) or by calling W&B. 473-2590; wab.org.