Newspaper Blackout Poetry: How to Turn an Old Newspaper into a Poetic Masterpiece

Gracie Janove
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Taught by Gracie Janove

Gracie Janove is a birth doula and photographer. She works as a writing tutor. Originally from Brooklyn, she now lives (mostly) in northern California. She enjoys reading social theory, experimenting in the kitchen, and cuddling with Peaches, the cat. Her blog is

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Have you ever struggled writing poetry? This class, inspired by Austin Kleon's Newspaper Blackout, will be a hands on experiment in creating your very own newspaper blackout poetry!

I'll guide you through the process, assisting with helpful tips and a variety of approaches to creating your own poems. Whether you're a seasoned writer or haven't ever written a poem, this class is for you! All you need is a sharpie, newspaper and some discernment and...voilà!

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