Congratulations to Sandy Pool!

English Doctoral Student a Finalist for the RBC Emerging Artist Award Sandy Pool is a poet and multi-disciplinary artist. She holds a degree in Theatre Performance and English from the University of Toronto, as well as a MFA in Creative Writing from the University Guelph. Currently, she is a doctoral student at the University of Calgary, where she […]

Sailboat by Gabe Lunn

Sailboat by Gabe Lunn At WordsWorth, writing is experienced through the arts.  We have local (and not so local) artists and writers facilitating the classes throughout the day and university students and graduates extending the whole creative experience at lunch and in the evenings. Our writers tend to also be quite musical ( and so […]

Introducing Kim Firmston: Speculative Fiction Instructor, Week 1

I am Kim Firmston, a real life mutant and cyborg – though one without any cool powers. I don’t have a middle name. If I did it would be something cool like Microwave or Screensaver, just to start conversations. I write – a lot. I live in two worlds all the time – Reality and Fiction. Writing allows me to […]

So, What is Death Polo?

  Listen to the song Death Polo written and performed by Vodka Smirk ( a tribute to this Wordsworth sporting tradition) for all you need to know about this epic lunch hour pool activity you don’t want to miss.

What Cathy Ostlere learned from writing Karma

The Heart is a Muse Nine Things My Last Book Taught Me by Cathy Ostlere In the spring of 2008, with my first book off to the printer, I was excited but deeply exhausted. I wondered if I had another book in me. Afraid to stop writing—if I put the pen down would I have […]

At the End of this Week, an Incredible Week

I exit this week a better person than when I entered it.  And it is because of the company I kept.  And these good and talented people I have met because of WordsWorth. I experienced the generosity and creative spirit of Michaela and Jamie who created an open mic that encouraged new groups of participants […]

Poetry Flash Mob Challenge for the Edmonton Poetry Festival

Alexis Kienlen, instructor week two and poet, sent me this request and I share it with you. Dear Poets and Poetry lovers The Edmonton Poetry Festival begins shortly and we want to build up to a bang for the start of festival week! This year our theme is “Words on a Line”. We are indeed […]

Congratulations to Barb Howard, Cathy Ostlere and Jacqueline Guest!

I would like to extend my congratulations to two former and one present WordsWorth instructors whose writing has made the 2012 Alberta Literary Awards Shortlist. 2012 Alberta Literary Awards Shortlist R. Ross Annett Award for Children’s Literature • Jacqueline Guest (Bragg Creek)—Ghost Messages, Coteau Books. • Barb Howard (Bragg Creek)—The Dewpoint Show, Fitzhenry & Whiteside • Cathy […]