Hong Kong Blackout Poem
This a black out poem taken from pre-existing original prose regarding the failed revolution in Hong Kong.
My mentor and I wrote the prose together via Google docs. Then, we chose one part of that prose to become a multimedia piece. We used an online site that turned custom texts into black out poems. We chose words based on their importance and nuance in order to create an entirely different message.
Arielle is an enthusiastic educator who loves sharing her passions and helping others discover their own. She is currently a high school English/EAL teacher and librarian devoted to global perspectives and individual identity. She is constantly exploring, observing and growing—obsessively fangirling over anything from Taylor Swift to BTS or Ethan Hawke to Marissa Meyer. She wants to continue to open her own world with her involvement in Girls Write Now and hopes to help all those she meets find the fun in surrounding themselves with engaging books and endless possibilities.
Aren Lau is a half-HongKongese author of five finished novels, including one unpublished adventure series and half of a duology. A Posse Scholar and upcoming freshman at Middlebury College, studying history, he is currently a senior at Edward R. Murrow High School in Brooklyn, NYC. He wastes all his money on coffee instead of saving up for a publishing agent as he should, and is a huge fan of Wong Kar Wai, Neil Gaiman, and Tatsuki Fujimoto. He has hosted writing workshops at the Central Brooklyn Public Library and is a prose editor for the online magazine, The Verity Review. Aren's work has appeared in: Girls Write Now 2022 Anthology: Taking Root, HarperCollins 25th Anniversary Anthology, The Battle for the Right to Read What You Want: panel at Center for Brooklyn History & hosted by Brooklyn Public Library, The Murrow Magnet (‘21-‘22), Scholastic Gold Key in novel writing “Sage Lagoon” (2022), Gold Key for “The Stolen Solstice” (2023), Silver Key for “Oasis Zero” (2023)