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  • Date and time: Saturday 6 June 2020, 11am to 12.30pm
  • Location: Online event
  • Audience: Open to alumni, staff, students, the public
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

If you’re interested in writing but you’re intimidated by the blank page, Cutout Poetry is an innovative way to get your creativity flowing again.

Cutout Poetry is a writing process pioneered by William S Burroughs. Instead of writing words on a blank page, you're given a full page of text. The idea is to cut out words and phrases and rearrange them to create something new – you could even subvert the meaning of the original text entirely!

In this virtual workshop, presented by Found Fiction and York Explore Library, you’ll cut out the content of everyday text (instruction manuals, school text books and more) to create your own poetry.

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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