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Blackout Poetry Workshop held in West Library on Sept. 19

Hannah Parker
The writing collective hosts Blackout Poetry event.

Tuesday afternoon at 12:30 p.m., there was a Black-Out Poetry Workshop held in the West Library. 


Senior English major Miranda Reese, Dr. Stacia Campbell, and first-year English major Cheyenne Manuel, talk over what to do next. (Hannah Parker)

During this workshop, students had the chance to practice their blackout poetry, spend time with fellow peers interested in poetry and gain more knowledge on the concept.  


“The only limitation is your own creativity,” junior English major Cameron Pike said. “I found a new way to look at poetry both as a form and as something on the page.”

Pike was one of the two English majoring students to organize the poetry workshop, alongside Miranda Reese, a senior English major.  

“I got an opportunity to slow down and do something for myself today,” Reese said.  

Dr. Stacia Campbell, director of the Honors Program and an English professor, was also involved in the Black-Out Poetry event.  

“I learned today that when my awesome, upper-level English majors are in charge, it’s a lot more fun,” Campbell said. “ Letting students come up with topics for the writing collective is the best decision I’ve made this year.  

Cameron Dudzinski creates a poem using blackout poetry. (Hannah Parker)

A few students got the chance to participate, including Cameron Dudzinski. A junior English major, mass communications minor and English SI leader.  


“I got a chance to not think about my assignments and what I have to do the next day or the week,” Dudzinski said.  

The writing collective will host another Black-Out poetry event on Sept. 26 in West Library Room 114, next to the Maker’s Lab. The organization will also host events on Oct. 31 and Nov. 28. All events are located in Room 114, and all starting at 12:30 p.m.  

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Hannah Parker, Managing Editor
Hannah Parker is from Arlington, Texas and joined The Rambler in 2023. She is a first generation college student and as Managing Editor, she is excited to help her team and get into the flow of things each semester. Hannah loves listening to music and writing until her hands hurt. She is looking forward to getting to write stories for the Wesleyan community and giving students an opportunity to read about what happens on campus.

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