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Summer Poetry Course

SUMMER POETRY COURSE | July 4 – 14, 2020

Instructed by SANDRA RIDLEY


Summer programs will be offered online due to COVID-19.

Applications For the Adult Summer Courses are Now Closed.

Application Fee: $25
Tuition: $595

This is a facilitated course for six poets who have published some work and are working towards manuscript completion. The course offers a small group context. Focus will be on writing time, individual critiques, and on group discussions dealing with technical, philosophical, or conceptual issues in contemporary poetry. Application is open to writers 19 years of age and older from Canada and abroad.

“Sandra Ridley was wonderful, generous, talented, dedicated.”
     – Frances Boyle, 2019 Poetry Course Alum

“Sandra Ridley was insightful, passionate, and supportive. I’m so grateful for everything I learned from her.”
     – Sarah Ens, 2019 Poetry Course Alum

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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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