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Spring Poetry Colloquium


Instructed by Sylvia Legris

The spring program application deadline has passed.  Please contact to inquire about the wait list.


This is a facilitated retreat for eight poets who have a publication record of at least one book of poetry or the equivalent in periodicals and are working towards manuscript completion. The colloquium offers a small group context. Focus will be on individual manuscript consultations and on seminar discussions dealing with technical, philosophical, or conceptual issues in contemporary poetry. There will be writing time, but please note that group participation is required. Instruction occurs within a deep-immersion setting over a relaxed 14 days with an emphasis on individual writing and manuscript revision. Application is open to writers 19 years of age and older from Canada and abroad.


The 2018 Poetry Colloquium will be held in Muenster, SK, at St. Peter’s College.
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Sage Hill offers scholarship and bursary options for our Spring and Summer programs.

Writers are frequently successful at securing externally funded professional development and/or artists’ grants to attend Sage Hill Writing, so we recommend exploring your funding options!

Please contact if you have questions about the
Spring Poetry Colloquium.


Sylvia Legris 

Sylvia Legris’ latest book is The Hideous Hidden (New Directions, 2016). Other collections include Pneumatic Antiphonal (2013), published as part of New Directions’ acclaimed Poetry Pamphlet Series, and Nerve Squall, winner of both the 2006 Griffin Poetry Prize and the 2006 Pat Lowther Award. Among her other awards are the 2014 Lieutenant Governor’s Saskatchewan Artist Award and, in 2012, the Canada Council’s Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award for outstanding achievement by a mid-career writer. Her poetry has been a finalist three times for a National Magazine Award, and has also won the Malahat Long Poem Prize and the Bliss Carman Poetry Award. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, Poetry, Kenyon Review, Harvard Review, and Prac Crit. She is currently a mentor in the University of Saskatchewan’s MFA in Creative Writing Program, and is a former Poet-in-Residence for Arc Poetry Magazine and a former editor of Grain Magazine.

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