2 workshops in Toronto this weekend!
$90 includes materials and light snacks
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!
Fee: $90 includes materials and light snacks.
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.
Stuart is the author of seven full-length poetry collections, most recently (Anvil Press), but also including the acclaimed (Anvil Press) and (ECW Press). His second story collection, , earned positive reviews across the country, went into a second printing after only two months, and won the ReLit Prize for Short Fiction. His plotless novel also won great critical acclaim. Stuart is editor for Mansfield Press, where he has his own imprint, and Fiction & Poetry Editor for . He also writes a regular column — “Hunkamooga” — for the literary magazine . In fall 2010 Stuart was Writer in Residence at Queen’s University in Kingston. For nearly 25 years, he’s led workshops in fiction, poetry, editing, and memoir across Canada.
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