17 April 2012

Two workshops in June in Toronto!

Very happy to be presenting two workshops in June — both of 'em tried and true, though I'm always honing and retooling.


Saturday, June 2, 10am-5 pm (w/ 45-minute lunch break)
Christie/Dupont area
$90 includes materials and light snacks

Prepayment guarantees your spot.
To register, write Stuart at

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!


Sunday, June 3, 10 am - 5 pm
Christie/Dupont area
Fee: $90 includes materials and light snacks.

Prepayment guarantees your spot.
To register, write Stuart at razovsky@gmail.com.

Fictioneer and writing teacher Stuart Ross offers a relaxed, supportive workshop for writers at all levels. Plotless Fiction explores the possibilities of fiction beyond the constraints of narrative and the artificiality of plot. In this hands-on session, you will be introduced to writers from around the globe who push against the definitions of the story, and you will produce a half-dozen or so of your own short works, using a variety of enjoyable, challenging writing strategies.

MY BIO: I am the author of seven full-length poetry collections, most recently You Exist. Details Follow., but also including the acclaimed I Cut My Finger (Anvil Press), which went into a second printing, and Hey, Crumbling Balcony! Poems New & Selected (ECW Press). My second story collection, Buying Cigarettes for the Dog, earned positive reviews across the country, went into a second printing after only two months, and won the ReLit Prize for Short Fiction. My plotless novel Snowball, Dragonfly, Jew also won great critical acclaim. I'm Editor for Mansfield Press, where I have my own imprint, and Fiction & Poetry Editor for This Magazine. I also write a regular column — "Hunkamooga" — for the literary magazine sub-Terrain. In fall 2010 I was Writer in Residence at Queen's University in Kingston. For nearly 25 years, I've led writing workshops and I've brought my popular Poetry Boot Camp to venues across Canada.

Over and out.


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