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  • Date and time: Wednesday 10 June 2020, 12pm to 1.30pm
  • Location: Online event
  • Audience: Open to alumni, staff, students, the public
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

If you’re a writer who's intimidated by the blank page, blackout poetry is a great way to get your creativity flowing again.

In a way, blackout poetry is the opposite of writing. Instead of writing words on a blank page, you're given a full page of text. By 'blacking out' certain passages, you are able to bring out hidden messages.

In this virtual workshop, presented by Found Fiction and York Explore Library, we’ll transform adverts, newspaper articles and even restaurant menus into unique works of literature. We usually use print-outs and marker pens for blackout poetry – but this time we’re going full digital!

This free, fun, active and engaging writing session is open to everyone.

What you will need:

  • We will share all the materials you need for this workshop once the virtual meeting has started, but please make sure you have access to MS Paint or Preview on Mac.
  • It's better to join this workshop by desktop/laptop rather than by mobile device.
  • Please make sure your microphone and webcam are working and you're on a stable Wi-Fi connection.

Please register for this event via the Facebook event

About Found Fiction #foundfiction

#foundfiction is a guerrilla publishing community connecting readers and writers across the world. We leave short stories in envelopes marked READ ME in public spaces – because the best stories you find are the ones that find you. Learn more at


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