28 August 2006

I got some workshops coming up!

I've got three workshops coming up this fall at This Ain't the Rosedale Library, including two I've never offered before. This Ain't has a whole brochure of workshops from a variety of, um, instructors, so drop by and pick one up.

All the workshops take place upstairs in the gallery space of This Ain't the Rosedale Library, 483 Church Street (just below Wellesley), Toronto.
Call 416-929-9912 to register. Spaces are limited.

Here's the guff on mine:

Sunday, October 15, 10 am - 5 pm
Cost: $75 (includes materials and light snacks).

A pleasurable, 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 and collaboration. Arrive with an open mind, and leave with a heap of new poems!

Tuesday, October 24, 7 - 10 pm
Cost: $30 (includes materials).

A workshop that opens up the world of publishing for beginning and emerging writers of fiction and poetry. How can you give a poem its biggest audience? Where should you send your short-story collection? What are the benefits of self-publishing? How do you prepare a manuscript for submission to a publisher? What are the best magazines to publish in? We’ll look at these questions, but bring your own as well. This discussion-based workshop will be rounded off by a couple of lively, relevant writing exercises.

Saturday, November 11, noon - 5 pm
Cost: $60 (includes materials & light snacks).

Explore the forms and possibilities of memoir. In this fast-moving (but relaxed!), hands-on workshop for writers both beginning and advanced, we’ll look at memoir through fiction, poetry, the postcard essay, and other forms. We’ll also tap into secrets, lies, and dreams, and compare your voice to that of a potato chip. Bring along your sense of adventure for this session.

Hey, if you live out of town and know of a bookstore, arts organization, or writers' group that might like me to come and offer up a workshop, let me know!

Over and out.


At August 30, 2006 11:44 am , Anonymous Anonymous said...

why do they call it "workshopping"? is it work or shopping or is because most of the time shopping is work? why do musicians play and writers work? why are actors called players and a group of poets called a working class gaggle? something's not right here. world gone wrong. i propose, from now on, we call these incredibly useful and revealing seminars you do stu, HUNKAMOOGA REVELATIONS, and everyone who loves to play with words come out and learn a bunch from a swell guy. and no shopping or work allowed. thank you.


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