Poetry Fit to Print and Fold: A Chapbook Workshop

25 May 2017

Posted in Kevin Spenst, Workshops

A Chapbook Workshop with Kevin Spenst

Thursday 25 May 2017 3:00-5:00 PM
Knife Fork Book / Rick’s Café
281 Augusta Avenue

This workshop is limited to 15 students.

In this action-packed two hours, we’ll go through the writing process from start to finish: writing from fresh prompts coming from award-winning websites along with prompts of our own creation; editing with some time-tested techniques based on ideas from poets around the world; coming up with chapbook ideas drawn from some of the most innovative work in Canada; and exploring ways to make our readings more dynamic for audiences of any size. Poetry is an exploration of what’s at play in language and in our workshop we’ll inject that attitude into all the stages of writing from conception to performance. Bring a laptop or a pen(cil) and notebook, and be ready to write from your heart, mind and body.


Price: $45.00


Kevin Spenst, a Pushcart Poetry nominee, is the author of Jabbering with Bing Bong, Ignite (both with Anvil Press), and over a dozen chapbooks including Pray Goodbye (the Alfred Gustav Press), Ward Notes (the serif of nottingham), and Flip Flop Faces and Unexpurgated Lives (JackPine Press). His work has won the Lush Triumphant Award for Poetry, been nominated for both the Alfred G. Bailey Prize and the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry, and has appeared in dozens of publications including Prairie Fire, CV2, the Rusty Toque, BafterC, Lemon Hound, Poetry is Dead, and the anthology Best Canadian Poetry 2014.

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