Writing Workshop One

Writing Workshop – Blackout Poetry

02 August 2021 / 12:00 PM EST/ INSTAGRAM



  • Introduce myself, what we’ll be doing, and what I expect the outcome to be


  • Go over what the exercise of the day will be (+definition)
  • Share an example


  • Allow a few minutes to brainstorm
  • Take about fifteen minutes to create a poem


  • Share finished pieces in comments
  • Go over when the next exercise will be


  • Definition: Blackout poetry is when you take a written piece of text from a book/magazine/newspaper and redact words in order to come up with your own poem
  • Examples: @blackoutpoet, @cgcpoems, @courtneyphilipsstorytelling

Getting Started:

  1. Grab what you need i.e. pen, pencils, book page, newspaper
  2. Take about fifteen minutes to work out your poem
  3. Clean it up a bit i.e. write it on another paper, or leave as is
  4. Share it in the comments or tag me on Instagram

Next Workshop

Reaction poem: write a reaction poem to an event, song, movie etc.

Published by Robin

Poetry author from Pennsylvania

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