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Time: 17:30 - 19:30

Date: 12 June, 2019

Event Category: Workshops

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1229498253882386/permalink/1229498263882385/

Location: Atwater Library and Computer Centre—Westmount, QuebecVenue Website


Poetry Workshop co-led by Stephanie Yorke and John Wall Barger

Enrollment: $35 each.
To register contact Stephanie (syorkefreelanceediting [at] gmail.com) or John (johnwallbarger [at] gmail.com)
Limited enrollment.

Playful writing exercises and enthusiastic discussion come together in this team-led workshop by poets Stephanie Yorke and John Wall Barger. Why do so many poets turn to myth and fable in their poetry? And why are some old stories dusty and boring, while others still feel vital and rich? From Grimm to Gilgamesh, from Dante to the Tibetan Book of the Dead — in this workshop, participants will have the chance to engage with ancient myths that continue to inspire contemporary poets to create their own original writings.

Stephanie Yorke has published one poetry collection, Both Boys Climb Trees They Can’t Climb Down (Signature Editions, 2012), and her poems appear in journals including The Fiddlehead, Grain, PRISM international, and The Malahat Review. She also writes essays about poetry and literature, and holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford.

John Wall Barger’s poems appear in American Poetry Review, Rattle, The Awl, The Cincinnati Review, Poetry Ireland Review, and Best of the Best Canadian Poetry. His poem, “Smog Mother,” was co-winner of The Malahat Review’s 2017 Long Poem Prize. His fourth book, The Mean Game, is coming out with Palimpsest Press in spring 2019. He is an editor for Painted Bride Quarterly.


Join Waitlist We will inform you of any newly available spots for this workshop via email. Please note: once you receive the notice of availability, you will have 48hrs to register —or 24hrs if the workshop begins in a week or less— before the spot is made available to the next person.
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