For all writers who are ready to take their work to a new level.
A unique ten week intensive workshop on Tuesday nights
(and one Saturday morning/afternoon).
One of the greatest challenges in becoming a writer is to open yourself up
to the complexity of experience without feeling swept away, to develop both
skill and vision. A WRITER¹S WORLD will combine a variety of interactive
writing exercises designed to inspire and unsettle, intense workshopping
sessions, field trips (Poet Walks) and one-on-one meetings designed to bring
you in closer contact with both outer and inner worlds. Sense work will be
combined with language skills, ways of better accessing your imagination,
and learning how to be more present in the moment.
The ultimate goal is to help you find and extend your own voice.
Dates: February 4, 18 & 25, March 4, 18, 25 & 29, April 1, 15, 22 & 29
Times: 7 9:30 pm (Saturday March 29Š 10 am 2 pm)
Place: Holland Landing Public Library. Call 905-836-6492 to register.
Please submit one page of writing with your application.
Participation is limited.
Deadline January 15th. Successful candidates will be chosen by January 20th.
BIO: Barry Dempster, twice nominated for the Governor General¹s Award, is the
author of fourteen poetry collections, a novel, The Ascension of Jesse
Rapture, two volumes of short stories and a children¹s book. His collection
The Burning Alphabet won the Canadian Authors¹ Association Chalmers Award
for Poetry in 2005. In 2010, he was a finalist for the Ontario Premiers
Award for Excellence in the Arts. He is also Acquisitions Editor for Brick
Books and teaches writing workshops from Banff, Alberta to Santiago, Chile.
His most recent poetry books include Love Outlandish, Ivan¹s Birches, Blue
Wherever and Dying a Little and, most recently, Invisible Dogs. His second
novel, The Outside World, has just been released.