***This workshop is now sold out. Contact [email protected] to be placed on the waiting list***
Instructor: Vivian Hansen
Registration limited to 8 participants
Members: $125 Non-members: $150
6-7 weeks, begins April 15
*Online workshop uses Google Classroom. Participants must have a Gmail address.*
In this workshop, you will discover how you are poets in all aspects of writing. We will work closely with sound, structure, imagery, meaning and prose poems to expose the elements of how poetry works. We will do close readings of our own work and come away with new ideas and collections of poetry. Writers will receive instructor feedback for each week’s exercise as well as feedback for up to 12 poems at the end of the workshop.
Week One: Introductions, and What is this Muscle called Poetry?
Week Two Sound: How does this poetic Muscle sound when it vibrates?
Week Three Structure: How do we exercise this poetic Muscle?
Week Four Imagery: How does the pleasure of a picture invite the pleasure of visual poetry?
Week Five Meaning: What do we mean when we say how deep we must go?
Week Six Prose Poem: How does a poem become Prose, or Prose become poetry?
Vivian Hansen has published poetry, essays and memoir in Canadian journals and anthologies. She has four poetry books: Leylines of My Flesh (2002), A Bitter Mood of Clouds, and A Tincture of Sunlight (Frontenac 2013 and 2017). Vivian teaches creative writing with Mount Royal University, the University of Calgary, and Alexandra Writers Centre. She has work forthcoming in The New Quarterly and Prairie Journal. Vivian is currently Writer in Residence with the Canadian Authors Association – Alberta Branch.