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WRITE GOOD: A Workshop with Eileen Myles

8 November 2015

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WRITE GOOD: A Workshop with Eileen Myles Sunday 8 November 2015 3:30-6:30 PM Mercer Union 1286 Bloor Street West This workshop is limited to 20 students. Toronto New School of Writing is pleased to host this writing workshop by visiting human Eileen Myles: "In a couple of hours I hope to tell you what "write good" means. In comic books they used to have ads telling you how to draw I think by copying pennies. Lately I like copying dreams because they are a vanishing object so you naturally fail but are forced to move as a writer in the attempt to fill in the gigantic gaps in sense

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POST EVERYTHING POETICS A Workshop with Ron Silliman – Montreal

(Saturday 5 October)

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POST EVERYTHING POETICS A Workshop with Ron Silliman Saturday 5 October 1-5pm Location: Concordia University Library Building, Room 646 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8 This workshop is absolutely limited to 12 students. This is not a "writing workshop" per se, but rather a look at some recent developments in writing & how they relate to (are driven by) the world we share, with an eye to looking at how we can use our own poetry to encourage, reflect, & engage change that is more than mere fashion. Topics of discussion will include Modernism and the poetics

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TEMPORALITY: A WORKSHOP with Karen Mac Cormack

(Saturday 19 October 2013)

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TEMPORALITY: A WORKSHOP with Karen Mac Cormack Saturday 19 October 2013 1-5PM 192 Spadina Avenue This workshop is limited to 10 Students What is the impact of temporality on any work of writing and its potential readership? To consider its forces, nuances, applications, and surprises the writer of any genre is now able to turn to newly available discoveries in the world of nanotechnology and “time keeping.*” If the world of the writer is constructed in linear terms by outside concerns, that world in its creative manifestations is not limited by them. We will explore strategie

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POST EVERYTHING POETICS A Workshop with Ron Silliman – Toronto

(Sunday 29 September 2013)

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POST EVERYTHING POETICS A Workshop with Ron Silliman Sunday 29 September 2013 1-5pm Location: 192 Spadina Avenue, TORONTO This workshop is absolutely limited to 12 students. This is not a "writing workshop" per se, but rather a look at some recent developments in writing & how they relate to (are driven by) the world we share, with an eye to looking at how we can use our own poetry to encourage, reflect, & engage change that is more than mere fashion. Topics of discussion will include Modernism and the poetics of capitalism, world-system analysis, gender capital, writing beyond capi

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Know Your Enemy: Write Them Down – A Workshop with Donato Mancini

(Sunday 23 June, 2013)

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When: Sunday 23 June, 2013 from 1-5pm Location: 192 Spadina Ave Fee: $40 In a time when progressive ideals (the desire for racial, gender and economic justice) are under constant attack, it becomes increasingly important for progressively minded people to be well-armed with knowledge. As Lenin once said, voicing Turgenev, “to know your enemy you must go into the enemy's country.” In this workshop, we will don our poetic hazmat suits and wade, not into the enemy’s country exactly, but into the enemy’s language. Each participant will be asked to find, in advance, approximately on

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Coït: A Poly-vocal Spatial Workshop with Chantal Neveu

(11 May 2013)

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Coït: A Poly-vocal Spatial Workshop with Chantal Neveu When: 11 May 2013 2-5pm Where: Supermarket: 268 Augusta, in the back room This workshop will be a group experience and discussion surrounding Chantal Neveu's 2012 book Coït, as translated by Angela Carr. As a text, both in French and in English, Coït is built out of nine different "tubes" which represent nine difference spaces of language -- localities where we talk, we walk, we write, we move. Join writer and interdisciplinary artist Chantal Neveu in an collective experiment to "ear" the words, to "ear" the book, and to "move

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The Power of Poetics: A Workshop with Brad Cran

(April 21st, 2013)

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Date: Sunday April 21st, 2013 from 1 pm to 4 pm Location: 192 Spadina Avenue Capacity: 12 participants At the center of Brad Cran’s literary endeavours has been one question: what role does the writer play in society and how can that role be leveraged to create positive social change? In his opening statement accepting the Poet Laureateship for the City of Vancouver, Cran said “To promote poetry itself is to fail poetry; the real challenge is to use poetry, thereby letting it be seen for what it is: the art of connection through critical thought.” Join Brad Cran for a one-day l

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Poetries of Metafiction: A Workshop with Meredith Quartermain

(May 26, 2013)

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Date: Sunday May 26, 2013 from 1 pm to 5 pm Location: 172 Spadina Ave, Toronto Capacity: 12 participants Metafiction may be loosely defined as writing that contains and perhaps addresses the creation of another work of fiction. Examples from recent literature include Gail Scott, Heroine and Obituary; JM Coetzee, Disgrace and Diary of a Bad Year; and Enrique Vila-Matas, Never Any End to Paris and Bartleby and Co. Metafictions enable us to explore the hinge between representation of the real and representation of the fictional. How can we play with this trope to generate poetic resonance?

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Syntax: A Poetry Workshop with Louis Cabri

(Saturday 9 March 2013)

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Date: Saturday 9 March 2013, 1:00-4:00 PM Location: 192 Spadina Avenue, Toronto (Just North of Queen) Capacity: 10 Students ** This Workshop is Full ** This is a workshop about verbal arrangement & perception of verbal arrangement in writing. We’ll consider a range of poems for how their parts induce sequential effects — whether “part” means word fragment, word, phrase, sentence, or other (faux-word, etc). Some poems we’ll take apart and put together using different syntactic ways, to perceive comparative effects. We’ll variously experience, so the hope goes, how syntax i

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How to Start a Memoir (or keep going when you’re stuck)

(March 27, 2013)

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Wednesday 27 March 2013, 6:30-9:30 PM 174 Spadina Suite 506 Limited to 12 Students. Do you have a memoir in you? Have you ever wanted to get started writing a memoir? Or if you have started writing a memoir have you found yourself at a crossroads unsure of which way to go? In this short memoir writing workshop from the Toronto New School of Writing, led by Vancouver writer and poet Kate Braid, you will have the opportunity to explore: Structure: Does a memoir always have to be chronological? Memory: What's true? Who is it for? Telling secrets: What to reveal? Wh

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