Poetry

SPRING POETRY COLLOQUIUM | May 15 – 28, 2015


Application fee: $50
Cost for meals, accommodation, and instruction: $1495

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 over a relaxed 14 days with an emphasis on individual writing and manuscript revision. Application is limited to writers 19 years of age and older from Canada and abroad. Application Deadline February 16, 2015

Information on tuition, scholarships, and bursaries.

 

Don McKaywith Don McKay

McKay is the author of twelve books of poetry, including Long Sault (1975), Lependu (1978), Apparatus (1997), and Paradoxies (2012). He has twice won the Governor General’s Award, for Night Field (1991) and Another Gravity (2000). In June 2007, he won the Griffin Poetry Prize for Strike/Slip (2006).

Born in 1942 in Owen Sound, Ontario, McKay has spent the majority of his adult life as an editor, poet, and educator (teaching creative writing and English for over 27 years). As an avid birdwatcher, McKay is attune to finding beauty through patience.

 


SUMMER POETRY WORKSHOP | July 20 – 30, 2015


This is a facilitated retreat for six 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 workshop offers a small group context. Focus will be on writing time, individual critiques, 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 over a relaxed 10 days with an emphasis on individual writing and manuscript revision. Application is limited to writers 19 years of age and older from Canada and abroad. Application Deadline: March 23, 2015

Information on tuition, scholarships, and bursaries

Steven Heightonwith Steven Heighton

Heighton is a novelist, essayist, poet, short story writer, and inspirationalist when it comes to advice on writing. With thirteen publications under his belt, including the novel Every Lost Country, a collection of musing and meditations in Workbook: memos & dispatches on writing, and the short story collection The Dead are more Visible, the last of which was a finalist for the 2013 Trillium Literary award. Suffice it to say, the man knows his way around the written word, and a leather jacket.  His most recent collection of poetry, Patient Frame, enjoyed a Carte Blanche and Vehicule Blog Best of 2010 choice. Steven was born in Toronto, Ontario and has a Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Arts from Queen’s University.

 

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