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Summer Poetry Workshop

SUMMER POETRY WORKSHOP | July 2 – 12, 2019

Instructed by SANDRA RIDLEY


This is a facilitated retreat for six poets who have published some work 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 and group sessions. Instruction occurs within a deep-immersion over a relaxed 10 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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with Sandra Ridley

Sandra Ridley is an award-winning writer of four books of poetry: Fallout, Post-Apothecary, The Counting House, and Silvija—a finalist for the 2017 Griffin Poetry Prize. She was nominated for the KM Hunter Artist Award for Mid-Career Writer in 2015. Sandra has taught poetry at Carleton University and has been a writing mentor through Ottawa’s Supportive Housing and Mental Health Services “Footprints to Recovery” program for people living with mental illness. She has facilitated writing workshops for the City of Ottawa, Ottawa Public Library, the Tree Reading Series, and Calgary’s WordFest. She grew up on a farm in Saskatchewan (one hour southeast of Muenster!) and lives in Ottawa.


Sage Hill’s Summer Writing Courses are made possible
by generous donors, funders, and community partners.

Many thanks to the Saskatchewan Arts Board, Canada Council for the Arts, SaskCulture, SaskLotteries, the Saskatchewan Book Awards, and the League of Canadian Poets.

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