Blackout Poetry Workshop, with Michelle Hedgecock

  • 07 Jan 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Community Resource Center (CRC)
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Blackout Poetry Workshop, with Michelle Hedgecock

January 7, 2023 10am-1pm at CRC

(3-hours) Learn how to create blackout poetry! Blackout poetry is a fun exploration of word play, beginning with a source of printed text and creating a new story or meaning by “redacting” or blacking out existing text. Discover the origins of this fairly recent artistic, literary phenomenon. There will be plenty of examples, resources, and ample time for creating your own blackout poems as we explore a variety of blackout poem types, artists, and styles. I will share my tricks and tips on creating and editing your own blackout creations as well as ideas for embellishing and enhancing your blackout poems through artsy, inventive techniques. Watch your own blackout poetry style emerge as you practice and create throughout the workshop! The results can be poetic, profound, silly/humorous, radical, provocative, inspiring and often unexpected—yet always fun.  

No artistic/writing experience required. All basic materials and print sources (recycled magazines, thrifted/damaged books, outdated science/nature texts) will be available for you to create your own blackout poems during this workshop. You are welcome to bring your own print resource—that you don’t mind blacking out/cutting up!

Materials provided.  

Please, bring any additional art materials for embellishing your poetry

Students Minimum (3), Maximum (12) 

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