A launch and a Poetry Boot Camp in Vancouver
Heading out west this week to launch my new poetry book, You Exist. Details Follow., in Vancouver, Victoria, and the Kootenays. First stop is Vancouver, where I'll launch with Susan Steudel, whose debut poetry book, New Theatre, came out recently from Coach House Books. We'll be joined by a good friend, Laura Farina, whose wonderful first collection, This Woman Alphabetical, came out from Pedlar five or six years ago. About time Laura had another book!
So, that's Sunday April 29, 7 pm, at Café Montmartre!
The day before, I'm running my Poetry Boot Camp, the second time I've ever held one in Vancouver. Here are the details:
STUART ROSS'S POETRY BOOT CAMP
Saturday, April 28, 10am-4:30 pm (w/ 30-minute lunch break)
Prepayment guarantees your spot. To register, write Stuart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
After Vancouver, I'll be heading through the Kootenays for a few weeks before ending my trip in Victoria. Details on the Victoria launch coming soon!
Over and out.