Friday, November 15, 2013

Regina workshop!

How to Write a Poem: A Poetry Workshop with Ariel Gordon 

When: Saturday, December 7, 10:00 am - 1:00 p.m.
Where: SWG Regina Office (1150-8th Avenue, Regina)
Cost: member: $48+GST, student member: $36+GST; non-member: $72+GST, student non-member: $48+GST

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?

This workshop with Winnipeg poet Ariel Gordon is designed to open up your writing process via a variety of writing exercises. By the end, you’ll have tried your hand at all of them.

Ariel Gordon is a Winnipeg writer. Her first book of poetry, Hump (Palimpsest Press), was published in 2010, and her second is slated for publication in 2014. Most recently, she won Kalamalka Press' inaugural John Lent Poetry-Prose Award, which resulted into the letterpress chapbook, How to Make a Collage. When not being bookish, Ariel likes tromping through the woods and taking macro photographs of mushrooms.

For more information about the workshop, or to register, please contact Milena at (306) 791-7746 or

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Saskatchewan's writing and publishing community is my second home. Over the past few years, I've made the six hour drive to Regina a dozen or more times for workshops and readings and awards ceremonies.

(The drive to Regina is good for me in that it means six hours alone, drinking tea and singing along to music at the top of my lungs, and there's all the sun out the windows...)

So I'm especially looking forward to this workshop, which is followed by a reading with Garry Thomas Morse on Sunday.

My thanks to the SWG for bringing me out!

1 comment:

Brenda Schmidt said...

Lucky Regina! Lucky Saskatchewan!