Where: 24 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
When: Thursdays, November 8 - 29, 2018, 6 - 8pm
Register through Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/poetry-workshop-with-adele-barclay-tickets-50605291790
In this workshop we will combine the traditional university-style workshop format with generative, exploratory writing and curious discussion. Over the course of four weeks we will write new poems, workshop works in progress, receive and give feedback, and discuss and analyze poems by our favourite authors all in an encouraging, dynamic, communal atmosphere.
We will work on creating a small writing hub for folks of all interests and levels to experiment with their writing and respond to each other’s work. This workshop is an invitation to anyone interested in writing in a setting that focuses on creation, experimentation and sharing.
Please bring paper, writing utensils, 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 over the course of the workshop. Participants will also be asked to bring in favourite poems by authors to read to the class and to casually discuss.
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) was nominated for the 2015 Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry and won the 2017 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. She is the Interviews Editor at The Rusty Toque, a poetry ambassador for Vancouver’s Poet Laureate Rachel Rose, and the 2017 Critic-in-Residence for Canadian Women In Literary Arts. She holds a PhD in English from the University of Victoria and researches modern and contemporary American poetry.