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Time: 20:00 - 22:00

Date: 22 January, 2022

Cost: Free

Event Category: Workshops

Website: http://awe.atwaterlibrary.ca/activities/events-listings/

Location: Atwater Library Auditorium—Westmount, QC

Organizer: Atwater Library, 514-935-7344, View Organizer Website

Have you recently Googled, “seasonal allergies or COVID,” or “COVID toes”? Has someone other than a nurse or doctor taken your temperature in the past 18 months? How did you spend those fifteen minutes post-vaccine?
Join Rebecca Păpucaru to read and write poems about hypochondria and hypervigilance, our bodies – but those of others, too. Authors to respond to may include Billy Collins, Sylvia Plath, and others.
Beginner to advanced, writers and readers alike are welcome to creatively explore our relationships with our bodies – our ultimate frenemy – through writing prompts and exercises.
**This workshop will follow the January 21, 2022 Atwater Poetry Project with Rebecca Păpucaru and Gillian Sze, 7:00-8:00 pm in the Atwater Library Auditorium.
Rebecca Păpucaru‘s first book, The Panic Room, was awarded the 2018 Canadian Jewish Literary Award for Poetry. Her poetry has appeared in journals in Canada, the US, and Ireland, and been anthologized in The Best Canadian Poetry in English. “Yentas” won The Malahat Review‘s 2020 Novella Prize and was selected for the 2021 National Magazine Awards. Her short fiction has appeared in Grain. Rebecca lives in Sherbrooke, QC and despite fears of Lyme disease, hikes regularly.
To register: awe@atwaterlibrary.ca.
Co-presented with the Atwater Poetry Project.