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Time: two Sundays, 14:00 to 16:00

Duration: 27 June - 4 July, 2021

Location: Online via Zoom—, ,


4 hours in two sessions

Sundays June 27 and July 4, 14.00 to 16.00

This generative workshop will provide sparks to ignite new projects and constructive feedback to shape your writing past the first draft stage. If this year has been one of repose and stillness, the intention with this workshop is to ignite the dark; discover new connections and try exercises designed to improve your prose. We will read, write, and share (if you choose to) in the first session and the second will be devoted to giving feedback. Participants are encouraged to take some time to edit their drafts between sessions and to be prepared to give feedback to their peers.

If you’ve been stuck in a rut or simply need to come to a writing space with intention where you can connect to other writers; this workshop is for you. Robert Frost said “writing a poem is discovering,” with a series of exercises that celebrate the unexpected and play with language, we will engage and create together. All levels welcome as we will all be working with fresh, first drafts generated during the workshop.

Workshop leader

Credit: Luke Anderson

Larissa Andrusyshyn is the author of two poetry collections Proof (DC Books, 2014) and Mammoth (DC Books, 2010), which was a finalist for the Kobzar Literary award, the QWF First Book Prize and the ReLit Award. Her poetry has appeared in carte blanche, CV2, Versal and Encore Literary Magazine. She facilitates creative writing workshops, lives and writes in Montreal where she shares an apartment with her darling cat Lulu.


Please note that workshop registration is on a “first come, first served” basis.

Payment is required to confirm your place in the workshop. 

Payments are to be made online via credit card or PayPal. Click on the link below to add the workshop to your shopping cart, then proceed to payment. QWF Members must be logged in to receive their discount. If you are not already a QWF member, you will have the option of purchasing a Membership, in which case you will receive the discounted workshop rate.

If you are unable to pay online, you can temporarily reserve a place by registering online. Your payment must be made to the QWF office by cheque or cash within 7 days of registration or it will automatically be cancelled.

If the workshop is full, you will have the option of joining the waiting list. If a space becomes available, all those on the waiting list will be notified at once by email. The available spot will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.

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