July 25, Toronto: Poetry Boot Camp
I've scheduled a Poetry Boot Camp for mid-summer. Because I so often have return Boot Campers, I make it a point to devise several new writing strategies for each session.
Accept no substitutes.
STUART ROSS'S POETRY BOOT CAMP
Sunday, July 25, 10am-5 pm (w/ 45-minute lunch break)
$75 includes materials and light snacks
Prepayment guarantees your spot. To register, write Stuart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BOOT CAMP DESCRIPTION
A relaxed but 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 writing strategies and relevant readings from the works of poets from Canada and abroad. We'll also touch on revision and collaboration. You will write in ways you'd never imagined. Arrive with an open mind, and leave with a heap of new poems!
COMMENTS ON MY PREVIOUS WORKSHOPS:
"I really enjoyed myself and felt like I got a lot done. I thank you very much for the stimulation & the relaxed atmosphere."
"Yay! Excited to go back to trying to write poems. I have so many new things to try now. Thanks!"
"I liked being exposed to the familiar in a new, fresh, creative way."
"Just what I needed!"
"I most enjoyed the relaxed pace and the self-directed nature of the work."
"The Boot Camp pushed me beyond my comfort zone in precisely the way that I hoped it would."
"My favourite part was the variety of non-threatening strategies for writing."
"Really informative, really helpful workshop. Great energy!"
"Excellent pacing! The day passes quickly — it really is a boot camp!"
"You always get such interesting characters attending your workshops!"
"Excellent overall. I got a lot of out of it. Money very well spent! I'd recommend it to others."
"Very well-run, well-thought-out workshop! Thanks!"
Over and out.