Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Margaret Christakos' Influency: A Toronto Poetry Salon

SPRINGFLUENCY: A Toronto Poetry Salon will run April 8 - June 17 (ten Monday nights) in Toronto, featuring 8 savoury guest poet-savants Lillian Allen, Oana Avasilichioaei, Adam Dickinson, Nyla Matuk, Jenny Sampirisi, Gillian Savigny, Matthew Tierney and Natalie Zina Walschots, conducted by Margaret Christakos. Register at www.learn.utoronto.ca

This unique lecture-reading course features a series of lectures and readings by eight contemporary Toronto guest poets in person. Course features an intro by facilitator Margaret Christakos, an original 40-minute lecture by one of the participating poets on the work of one of their colleague poets, and a half-hour live reading by the poet under discussion. An exchange of responses and ideas then takes place among the discussant, poet and course registrants. The class reads an assigned book of poetry each week in preparation for the evening's guest poet. Registrants compose written responses to the poetics and ideas encountered during the class and during their own consideration of the poetry being studied. Registrants may return for multiple Salons as the roster of poets changes each term.

The texts under discussion will be available at the first class for $130.

For further information, check out the Influency Salon.

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