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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

rob mclennan's Ottawa poetry workshops: September-December, 2010‏

If anyone is interested, I've just booked a series of dates for my new seasonal poetry workshops at Collected Works Bookstore, Wellington & Holland, Ottawa, happening on Wednesday nights: September 22, 29; October 6, 13 & 27; November 3, 24 & December 1.

$200 for 8 sessions.
7pm to 9pm.

for information, contact rob mclennan at rob_mclennan@hotmail.com or 613 239 0337;

an eight week poetry workshop (spread out a little, for the sake of scheduling), the course will focus on workshopping writing of the participants, as well as reading various works by contemporary writers, both Canadian & American. participants should be prepared to have a handful of work completed before the beginning of the first class, to be workshopped (roughly ten pages.

Previous participants include: Amanda Earl, Roland Prevost, Pearl Pirie, Sandra Ridley, Marilyn Irwin, Rachel Zavitz, Janice Tokar, Nicholas Lea & Marcus McCann.

Born in Ottawa, Canada's glorious capital city, rob mclennan currently lives in Ottawa. The author of some twenty trade books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, his most recent titles are the poetry collections gifts
(Talonbooks), a compact of words (Salmon Poetry, Ireland), wild horses (University of Alberta Press) and a second novel, missing persons (The Mercury Press). An editor and publisher, he runs above/ground press, Chaudiere Books (with Jennifer Mulligan), seventeen seconds: a journal of poetry and poetics (ottawater.com/seventeenseconds), The Garneau Review (ottawater.com/garneaureview) and the Ottawa poetry pdf annual ottawater (ottawater.com). He spent the 2007-8 academic year in Edmonton as
writer-in-residence at the University of Alberta, and regularly posts reviews, essays, interviews and other notices at robmclennan.blogspot.com.

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