WRITING WITH STYLE POETRY WORKSHOP with Barry Dempster
The Banff Centre, Banff Alberta
APPLICATION DEADLINE MAY 14.
About Writing With Style
Writing With Style is a unique opportunity for writers to participate in a week-long workshop at The Banff Centre, a setting for artists that is both inspiring and productive. Whether you have attended many writing workshops or this is your first, Writing With Style will be an intense and transformative experience. Amidst a diverse community of writers, you will encounter new ideas and gain confidence in your own style and voice, while shaping and editing your work-in-progress under the guidance of an experienced writer and editor. The program offers a variety of activities designed to maximize the artistic growth of each writer. Participants will enjoy morning group sessions led by a faculty member, in which their work is read and discussed by the other writers in the program. Afternoons are left free for writing and one-on-one meetings and consultations with faculty. Participants are also invited to take part in evening readings with faculty and fellow writers.
Attempts are made to keep the workshops to a maximum of eight participants per group. If more than eight applications are received per genre, an adjudication process may take place. Please note that a minimum number of applicants is needed for each genre offered.
In 1999, Banff Centre Press published two collections of fiction and poetry from the Writing Studio programs at The Banff Centre. In Meltwater, and Rip-rap, some of the writing programs' most accomplished writers showcase fiction and poetry that grew from their Banff writing experience. Both can be purchased through your local bookstore.
Participants are housed in single rooms that also serve as their private workspaces. Writers should bring their own computers or laptops, as well as software, if they wish to use a computer on a full-time basis in their rooms. A PC and a Macintosh computer are available for general email and printing purposes. Photocopying services and Internet access (including wireless) are available at several public locations.
Program Fee: $912.80*
*Includes single room accommodation and meal plan at The Banff Centre for the duration of the program. GST will be applied to the program fee, where applicable.
Applicants are also encouraged to approach their local arts councils and agencies for additional financial assistance to offset travel costs.
Application information at: www.banffcentre.ca