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Sun, Apr 16



Blackout Poetry Workshop

In celebration of National Poetry Month, I will be hosting a Blackout Poetry Workshop on Sunday, April 16 @2pm at Watershed Books!

Blackout Poetry Workshop
Blackout Poetry Workshop

Time & Location

Apr 16, 2023, 2:00 PM

Brookville, 194 Main St, Brookville, PA 15825, USA

About the event

Blackout poetry is a technique for creating poetry that takes an existing text--such as a page from a book, or a newspaper article--and obscures or “blacks out” certain words in order to highlight others. The remaining, highlighted words create a new poem from the original text. After reviewing a brief history of blackout poetry, I will detail some techniques that will guide attendees to craft their own blackout poem. 

Participants may bring their own original texts (magazines, newspapers, books, etc.) or use those provided at the workshop. Attendees are also encouraged to submit their poem to the Poem in Your Pocket Day initiative as a way to celebrate National Poetry Month.

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