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Emerging Writers’ Workshop


WRITING FOR YOUR LIFE | July 2 – 12, 2019

Instructed by Jeanette Lynes & Daniel Scott Tysdal

You DO NOT need to be published in order to attend this workshop.
Simply attach a 5 page writing sample during the application process.


This course is designed for writers in any genre who need a nudge to take the leap of faith that will lift their manuscript to new levels. Part workshop, part discussion group, and part assignment writing, participants will learn the tools and techniques for mastering the mechanics of rewriting, rethinking, and revising. A practical, hands-on course for those who want to develop better writing, editing and self-editing skills. This course is meant to enhance your work, and strengthen writing towards a publishable state.

Writing For Your Life:
Crafting with Courage, Imagination, and Care

Whether you write fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, or in hybrid genres, it is time to put your words into the world and embrace the writing life. This practical, hands-on course for emerging writers combines intensive workshops with one-on-one consultations to help you spark new work and soar your drafts to new heights. Sessions will cover writing, revising, and the professional side of the writing life.

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with Jeanette Lynes

Jeanette Lynes is the author of seven collections of poetry and two novels. Her most recent poetry book, Bedlam Cowslip: The John Clare Poems won the 2016 Saskatchewan Arts Board Poetry Award. Jeanette’s second novel, The Small Things that End the World, was released by Coteau Books in 2018. Her first novel, The Factory Voice, was long-listed for the Scotia Bank Giller Prize and a ReLit Award. Jeanette’s work recently appeared in the following anthologies: Beyond Forgetting: Celebrating 100 Years of Al Purdy; Spark: Poetry and Art Inspired by the Novels of Muriel Spark; GUSH: Menstrual Manifestos for our Times; Heartwood: Poems for the Love of Trees; and Release Any Words Stuck inside of You. Jeanette was a recent Visiting Fellow at University of Edinburgh and Bard Graduate Center, NYC. Recipient of the 2016 Women of Distinction Award in the Arts, Culture, and Heritage Category (Saskatoon YWCA), she directs the MFA in Writing at the University of Saskatchewan.

authors-photo-tysdaland Daniel Scott Tysdal

Daniel Scott Tysdal is the ReLit Award winning author of three books of poetry, the poetry textbook The Writing Moment: A Practical Guide to Creating Poems (Oxford University Press), and the TEDx talk, “Everything You Need to Write a Poem (and How It Can Save a Life).” Tysdal’s work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Poetry, Best Canadian Poetry, Best Canadian Essays, and The Next Wave: An Anthology of 21st Century Canadian Poetry, and has earned him a number of honours, including the Anne Szumigalski Poetry Award and honourable mention at the National Magazine Awards. He is an Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, at the University of Toronto Scarborough. In 2012, the UTSC student newspaper, The Underground, named him one of their four “Professors of the Year.”


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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