• A Reading: Lytle Shaw, Sachiko Murakami, Mark Truscott

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    Toronto New School of Writing is Pleased to Present: A Reading by Lytle Shaw, Sachiko Murakami, & Mark Truscott Friday 4 April 2014; 7-9PM Supermarket: 268 Augusta (in Kensington) FREE Hosted by Ralph Kolewe Lytle Shaw is available for this reading in conjunction with his Fieldworks Workshop which is being hosted by TNSoW the following day (visit www.tnsow.com for details and to register). His...

  • Fieldworks: A Workshop with Lytle Shaw

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    FIELDWORKS: A Workshop with Lytle Shaw Saturday 5 April 2014 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM 192 Spadina Avenue (north of Queen) This one-day workshop will focus on concerns addressed in Lytle Shaw’s most recent critical book, Fieldworks: From Place to Site in Postwar Poetics. Students will participate in a guided discussion of a number of poets (from William Carlos Williams to Lisa Robertson, which...

  • Terribly Interruptible: A Workshop with Rachel Zucker

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    TERRIBLY INTERRUPTIBLE: A Workshop with Rachel Zucker (for Partent-Artists or ANYONE who has ever been interrupted) Saturday 29 March 2014 noon-4 PM 192 Spadina Avenue (north of Queen) This workshop is limited to 10 students. Forty-four percent of cell phone users report having slept with their phones so they wouldn’t miss a notification. Most people use their tablet or cell phone while watching...

  • THE LANGUAGE OF OBJECTS: A Workshop with Daniel Canty

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    THE LANGUAGE OF OBJECTS a workshop with Daniel Canty Saturday 22 February 2014 12-5 PM (5 hours) 401 Richmond Street West, Studio 408 This workshop is limited to 15 Students “Say it, no ideas but in things”  – William Carlos Williams Objects address us in an unknown language. They beckon us to enter a little theatre where we are called upon to decipher their speech patterns and act out their...

  • The Long Poem Workshop with Jay MillAr

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    Duration: 9 Weeks (27 hours), JAN 22 – APR 2, 6:30-9:30 pm, (Wednesday Evenings, with no class on 12 Feb or 26 Feb) Location: 192 Spadina Avenue, Toronto. (Just North of Queen) Capacity: 10 students Instructor: Jay MillAr And you have to go into the serial poem not knowing what the hell you’re doing. That’s the first thing. You have to be tricked into it. It has to be some path that you’ve...

Upcoming Workshop, Classes & Events at TNSoW

TERRIBLY INTERRUPTIBLE: A Workshop with Rachel Zucker

29 March 2014 12:00-4:00 PM (4 Hours)
Location: 192 Spadina Avenue, TORONTO
Fee: $65

Interruption, in one form or another, has become a fixture of our lives, but how has it altered our creative work? How do we prioritize in a high-speed, media saturated world? Do parenthood and other kinds of interruptions require new creative strategies? As writers, we look for ways to navigate through the 21st century while grappling with diversions, whether caused by persons or devices. This workshop will investigate interruptions—with a special focus on parenthood its tendency to simultaneously halt and spark writing.

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THE LANGUAGE OF OBJECTS: A Workshop with Daniel Canty

22 February 2014 12:00-5:00 PM (5 Hours)
Location: 192 Spadina Avenue, TORONTO
Fee: $85

Objects address us in an unknown language. They beckon us to enter a little theatre where we are called upon to decipher their speech patterns and act out their meanings. We share something in common: they, like us, are part of the abiding mystery of matter.

This workshop will explore the thingness of words and the wordiness of things. By examining the family resemblances shared by a name and its object – usage and use, fact and artefact – we will discover how the craft of description overlaps the maker’s art.

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THE LONG POEM WORKSHOP with Jay MillAr

22 January – 2 April 2014 6:30-9:30PM
Location: 192 Spadina Avenue, TORONTO
Fee: $325

Led by poet and publisher Jay MillAr, this 9-week workshop will allow students to investigate the trends of the “genre” of the North American Long (or “Serial”) Poem, with particular emphasis on reading and discussing Canadian Long Poems. Provided with a safe haven from undesirable influences such as the marketplace and the academy (except, as Philip Whalen suggested, in the strictest sense of the word: academy: a walking grove of trees), students can explore the possibilities a long poem form has.

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