19 June 2006

Poetry Boot Camp in July!

I've scheduled one of my notorious Poetry Boot Camps for this July. Please spread the word to Toronto friends. Details below.

Over and out.


Saturday, July 22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (there is a 45-minute lunch break:
participants may bring their own meal or visit one of the many
neighbourhood restaurants)

Upstairs at This Ain't the Rosedale Library, 483 Church Street
(just below Wellesley), Toronto

$75 includes class, materials, & light snacks.
Call 416-929-9912 to register. Space are limited!

Poet and writing instructor Stuart Ross offers an intensive one-day
workshop for beginning poets, experienced poets, stalled poets, and
haikuists who want to get beyond three lines. Poetry Boot Camp
focuses on the pleasures of poetry and the riches that spontaneity
brings, through lively directed exercises and relevant readings from
the works of poets from Canada and abroad. Stuart also touches on
revision, collaboration, and publication. Arrive with an open mind,
and leave with a heap of new poems!

Stuart Ross is a writer, teacher, and small-press activist.
Co-founder of the Toronto Small Press Book Fair, he sold 7,000 copies
of his books in the streets of Toronto during the '80s. His most
recent poetry book is the acclaimed Hey, Crumbling Balcony! Poems New & Selected (ECW, 2003) and he is the editor of Surreal Estate: 13
Canadian Poets Under the Influence (The Mercury Press, 2004). In
spring 2005, Anvil Press released his Confessions of a Small Press
Racketeer. Stuart has published several literary magazines, including
Mondo Hunkamooga, Who Torched Rancho Diablo?, and Syd & Shirley, and is the Poetry & Fiction Editor for This Magazine.

"I believe that if Stuart Ross was living and working in the United
States, and writing the exact same poetry he does now, he would be
rich and famous. Well, famous, at least."

- George Murray, The Globe and Mail


At June 21, 2006 4:20 am , Anonymous Anonymous said...

you should do one via webcast sometime. although would you then have to mail me the light snacks in advance? as long as they are potato chips or something else nonperishable i guess that would be ok.

ps the thingie where you have to type the matching word for "word verification" in order to submit a comment is making me type "gukfez." i just needed to document that. i feel the whole word verification experince to be a bit too solitary, like the computer has me down a dark alley and is tricking me into handing over my lunch money. as long as we document these things, they cant get away with them. so much.

At June 23, 2006 9:42 am , Blogger Gili Warsett said...

yes, webcast it!! i wish i could be there. that sounds amazing.


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