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Summer Poetry Workshop


Instructed by Steven Heighton

Applications for the 2017 Poetry Workshop are now closed.

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

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with Steven Heighton

Steven Heighton’s most recent books are the 2016 Governor General’s Award for Poetry winner The Waking Comes Late, and the Trillium Award finalist The Dead Are More Visible (short stories). His novel Afterlands was a New York Times Book Review editors’ choice and was cited on best-of-year lists in ten publications in Canada, the USA, and the UK. The novel is now in pre-production for film. His poetry and short fiction have won four gold National Magazine Awards and have appeared in London Review of Books, Poetry, Best American Poetry, Best Canadian Poetry, Tin House, TLR, Agni, The Walrus, London Magazine, Zoetrope and Best English Stories. Heighton is leading the 2017 poetry workshop this summer at the Sage Hill Writing Experience; has been a writer-in-residence at a number of universities, most recently McGill; and is a fiction reviewer for the New York Times Book Review.

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