Time: 14:00 - 16:00

Duration: 22 September - 7 March, 2019

Cost: $150

Event Category: Workshops

Website: https://surplace.co/product/whats-in-a-name-poetry-writing-workshop/

Location: Online – Please RSVP to receive a Zoom link—, , View map

Organizer: Sur Place Media, info@surplace.co, https://surplace.co/

Names carry meaning. Some names carry a story, like Samson whose name conjures thoughts of cut hair, love betrayed, and strength. We can use names to add meaning and texture to our poems.

During the workshop, participants will be guided to write poems built around a name. Each week, we will: highlight a way a name can add texture to a poem; read and discuss a poem by an acclaimed poet who uses names to create images, foreshadow, or inject meaning; and write a poem inspired by the week’s poem. Participants will have the first draft of four new poems by the end of the workshop.

Registration Deadline: September 17, 2020.

Blossom Thom is a poet and editor. She is the author of #HashtagRelief (Gaspereau Press, 2017) and her poetry has appeared during art collaborations and in literary magazines and anthologies including Poetic Notions: A Weaving of Poetry and Visual Arts, Kola: A Black Literary Magazine, and Montréal Serai. A mentorship with George Elliott Clarke set the groundwork for her work-in-progress and was supported by a Professional Development for Artists Grant from the Canada Council for the Arts.

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