Sunday, April 19, 2015

the return of rob mclennan's poetry workshops: May-June, in our wee house,

After a break of another two and a half years, I return once again to offering poetry workshops. Originally held at Collected Works Bookstore and Coffeebar, this session will be held at our wee house on Alta Vista Drive (just south of Randall Avenue). Address and directions to be provided.

The workshops are scheduled for Wednesday nights (with one Monday): May 6, 13, 20 and 27; June 1 (Monday), 10, 17 and 24.

$200 for 8 sessions.

for information, contact rob mclennan at or 613 239 0337;

An eight week poetry workshop, the course will focus on workshopping writing of the participants, as well as reading various works by contemporary writers, both Canadian and 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 over the past few years have included: Amanda Earl, Frances Boyle, Roland Prevost, Christine McNair, Pearl Pirie, Sandra Ridley, Marilyn Irwin, Rachel Zavitz, Janice Tokar, Dean Steadman, Nicholas Lea, David Blaikie, James Irwin and Marcus McCann.

For those unable to participate, I hope to run another workshop later in the fall, and still offer my ongoing editorial service of poetry manuscript reading, editing and evaluation.

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