WGA WRITING WORKSHOP
PICTURE THIS: IMAGERY AND IDEAS IN POETRY WITH AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR LAISHA ROSNAU
(& OPTIONAL WGA BRUNCH SOCIAL!)
Saturday, May 5 from 11:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Rose & Crown Pub (top floor private room) at 1503 4 St SW, Calgary
$35 WGA members | $50 non-members
Advance registration required, capacity is limited. Please register using the form below.
You are invited to arrive at the Rose & Crown Pub anytime at or after 10:30 a.m. to meet-up with fellow writers and order some brunch before the workshop starts at noon sharp. We will not be eating or ordering food (aside from beverages) during the workshop. Please know that brunch & beverage orders are not included in the workshop fee. Thank you.
Do you remember the first poem you read that left you feeling, “Yes, that’s exactly it!”? Or, how about the first poem you wrote that left you with that same feeling? A picture is worth a thousand words, but what if all we have to create that image is a few words – how do poems create entire worlds in our mind with just a few lines on a page? Learn how to identify your poetic strengths to create imagery that is both clear and nuanced, and to increase the depth and breadth of the emotional and intellectual heft of your poems. Push your writing further to create images that express ideas that resonate emotionally, viscerally, and intellectually with readers. Join award-winning poet, Laisha Rosnau, in this intensive three-hour workshop. If you have drafts of poems you’d like to work on, please bring one to three previously written poems. Or, bring yourself, a pen, notebook, and an open, hungry mind.
LAISHA ROSNAU the author of four collections of poetry and the best-selling novel, The Sudden Weight of Snow (McClelland & Stewart, 2002). Her most recent book of poetry, Our Familiar Hunger, was published by Nightwood Editions in April 2018. Rosnau’s work has been published across Canada, in the US, UK, and Australia. Its has been nominated for several awards, including the Amazon/Books in Canada First Novel Award, three times for the CBC Poetry Prize, the Pat Lowther Award, the Raymond Souster Award, the Pacific Poetry Prize, and has won the Blue Heron Poetry Prize and the Acorn-Plantos Poetry Award. She teaches in UBC Okanagan’s Creative Studies Department. Rosnau lives in Coldstream, BC, where she and her family are resident caretakers of Bishop Wild Bird Sanctuary.