Monday, May 17, 2010

How to Write a Poem: this weekend

Hey all,

I'll be teaching a workshop lousy with my exercize of choice - the How-to Poem - this coming weekend.

If you know anyone who needs to jog their established writing practice or who wants to spend the better part of a Saturday writing & talking poetry or who just sort of kind of wants to investigate poetry, then please pass along the details of this course...


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How to Write a Poem

Have you ever wondered how to rip a phone book in half? Or how to survive in the woods? Or, even, how to seduce a woman…in poetry? By the end of this workshop with poet Ariel Gordon, designed to open up your writing process via a variety of writing exercises, you’ll have tried your hand at all them.

Ariel Gordon is a Winnipeg-based writer and editor. Recent publications include a chapbook of travel poetry entitled Guidelines: Malaysia & Indonesia, 1999, with Edmonton’s Rubicon Press. Some of Ariel’s how-to poems were recently published in Guelph art/lit mag Carousel and shortlisted for Arc’s 2009 Poem of the Year Contest. She is a regular contributor to the Winnipeg Free Press’ books section and, each September, is Blogger-in-Chief of HOT AIR, the official blog of THIN AIR (i.e. the Winnipeg International Writers Festival). Finally, her first full collection of poetry, Hump, is slated for publication with Palimpsest Press in May 2010.

When: Saturday, May 22, 10 am to 1 pm

Where: TBD, University of Winnipeg campus

How much:
$15 for Writers’ Collective members/ $30 for non-members

To register: Contact Michael Van Rooy, Writers’ Collective Program Coordinator at or by phone at (204) 786-9468.

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