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Sunday, September 09, 2007

Some Workshops: Toronto & Quebec

Apparently it's not just Stephen Brockwell in Ottawa running workshops these days; here are a couple of others I've just heard about.

INFLUENCY 3: A TORONTO POETRY SALON
8 POETS, 10 WEEKS! Sept 26 to Dec 5, 2007
Antonio D’ALFONSO, Triny FINLAY, Maggie HELWIG, Clifton JOSEPH, Robert PRIEST, Stuart ROSS, Karen SOLIE, Souvankham THAMMAVONGSA
facilitated by Margaret Christakos
What: A unique Poetry lecture/reading Salon Series, offered as a 10-week course by The University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies Creative Writing Program, for readers and writers alike.
When: September 26 to December 5, 2007; Wednesday Evenings, 7 pm – 9:30 pm. (No class October 31.)
Who: Eight accomplished Toronto-based poets working in distinctive contemporary styles —Antonio D’Alfonso, Triny Finlay, Maggie Helwig, Clifton Joseph, Robert Priest, Stuart Ross, Karen Solie, and Souvankham Thammavongsa— will appear as guest critics in this unique lecture-reading salon series, to be followed by a half-hour live poetry reading by the poet under discussion and a facilitated Q & A.
Where: University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies, at the University of Toronto St. George Campus. This session the class will be held in the U of T Pharmacy Building at the northwest corner of College & University, in “The Pod.”
Why: To celebrate and explore Toronto’s diverse poetry scene. To build appreciation and understanding for contemporary poetry.
How Much: $199 plus $100 course materials (8 books) for 10-week course. Register online for SCS 1777 – 003 by going to http://learn.utoronto.ca/.
Email mchristakos@hotmail.com for more info.

WORD/CRAFT: AN INTRODUCTION TO POETRY WRITING AND PRACTICE
Sunday, October 14, 2007, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Morrin Centre, 44 chausse des cossais, Quebec City
Workshop Leader: Aurian Haller
Fee: $65

INVENTING THE TRUTH: CREATIVE NON-FICTION, PERSONAL ESSAY AND MEMOIR
Saturday, October 20, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Lac-Brome Community Centre, 270 Victoria St, Lac-Brome QC
Workshop leader: Joel Yanofsky

To register, or for more information: (514) 933-0878 or info@qwf.org.

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