Altars and Avenues: Write Through Poetry with Adèle Barclay

Altars & Avenues: Write Through Poetry with Adèle Barclay
Sunday, October 29, 2017, 10am - 2pm at 24 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver

Cost: $40 + tax (includes two back issues of Room)
Maximum # of Participants: 12

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For this poetry course, we will balance the traditional university-style workshop format with a generative, exploratory atmosphere.

We will work on creating communal literary magic for folks of all interests and levels. The workshop is an open invitation to anyone interested in writing in a setting that focuses on creation, experimentation, and sharing. I truly believe in the innovative potential of impromptu writing and group discussions. 

We will work through on-the-spot writing exercises and prompts to jolt us out of our habits and pursue new directions and intuitions. We'll connect over what inspires and frustrates us in the process. We’ll read aloud writing that moves us and work through those connections in writing. We’ll then take this connective energy and engage with each other’s poems, providing constructive feedback and further avenues of inquiry.

Please bring paper, writing utensils, poems and sections of prose by authors who inspire you (to read aloud), and beloved objects for a communal altar. Participants will also submit 1-3 poems ahead of time for the group to read and engage with during the workshop.

About the Instructor

Adèle Barclay’s writing has appeared in The Fiddlehead, The Puritan, PRISM, The Literary Review of Canada, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of the 2016 Lit POP Award for Poetry and the 2016 Walrus Readers’ Choice Award for Poetry and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her debut poetry collection, If I Were in a Cage I’d Reach Out for You, (Nightwood, 2016) won the 2017 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. She is an editor for Rahila's Ghost Press and the 2017 Critic-in-Residence for Canadian Women In Literary Arts. She teaches at UBC.

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