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Spring Poetry Colloquium

SPRING POETRY COLLOQUIUM | May 15 – 28, 2017

Instructed by Tim Lilburn


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 open to writers 19 years of age and older from Canada and abroad.

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Tim Lilburn was born in Regina, Saskatchewan. He has published ten books of poetry, including To the River (1999), Kill-site (2003), Assiniboia (2012) and The Names (2016). His work has received the Governor General’s Award, the Saskatchewan Book of the Year Award and the Canadian Authors Association Award among other prizes. Lilburn has produced two books of essays, both concerned with poetics, eros and politics, Living in the World as if It Were Home (1999) and Going Home (2008). A third collection, completing the trilogy, The Larger Conversation: Contemplation and Place, will be published by the University of Alberta Press in 2017. He teaches at the University of Victoria.

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