An intensive two-week working and critiquing retreat with Barry Dempster. There will also be a 'wired' follow-up. Each poet will have a publishing record, and will wish to develop his/her craft and tune a manuscript. The pastoral environment provides an ideal setting for such work. Eight poets will be selected from applications. Writers from Canada and abroad are eligible to apply.
- Application Deadline: MARCH 10TH Tuition: $1395, includes instruction, accommodation, meals and facilities
Barry Dempster twice nominated for the Governor General’s Award, is the author of sixteen books. His collection The Burning Alphabet won the Canadian Authors’ 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 to Santiago, Chile. His most recent books include Love Outlandish, Ivan’s Birches and Blue Wherever.