Poems Aligned: Shaping your work


WGA Members: $150.00
Non-Members: $200.00

Max. 12 participants


You’ve been writing poems, maybe publishing a few individual ones. Now you’re thinking about how to round them up into a chapbook or full manuscript. But do they really belong together? How should you order them?

In this two-part online Poetry Intensive, Alice Major will help you look at your poems (up to three pages) through a different lens, to help you identify how your words are really working and then to move your individual poems into the longer arc of a collection. You’ll have time between the two group gatherings to take a thoughtful look at your work. You’ll also have an opportunity to schedule one-on-one consultations with Alice.


Alice has herded poems into 12 of her own poetry collections and edited collections for many other poets and publishers. She has received numerous awards and recognition for her books, including the Pat Lowther Award and the Stephan G. Stephansson prize. She also received the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Award, and an honorary doctorate of letters from the University of Alberta. She was chosen as the City of Edmonton’s first poet laureate.


First gathering: Saturday, November 26, 2022 — 1-5 pm

First round of one-on-one sessions can be scheduled with Alice directly, after the first gathering, and will take place in early December. These sessions will be 15 minutes each.

Second gathering: Saturday, January 14 — 1-4 pm

Second round of one-on-one sessions can be scheduled with alice directly, after the second gathering, and will take place in late January. These sessions will be 30 minutes each.


In the comfort of your very own bedroom, kitchen, or park bench


Registration for Poems Aligned is now full and registration has been closed. Participants will receive an email with the links to join the event. If you wish to be added to the waiting list in case a spot opens up, please email [email protected]

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