A Poet’s Centering Events
Life is often seen as a narrative, usually linear, with event leading to event. Conventional and unconventional fiction has dealt with this notion. But the poet can look at life as a number of centering events, or moments—each unique event being a stone dropped into a pond. The concentric ripples moving outward, and returning, surround the event. Events may or may not be connected in an observable way, but the ripples intersect and offer images. In this workshop, award-winning poet Patrick Friesen explores the “road map” from the psychological/historical moment to the poetic moment. Patrick Friesen has published poetry, written stage and radio plays, and collaborated with choreographers, dancers, musicians, and composers. His book Blasphemer’s Wheel was awarded the McNally Robinson Manitoba Book of the Year, A Broken Bowl was a finalist for the Governor-General’s Award, and jumping in the asylum won the ReLit Award for Poetry.
Registration includes coffee & tea. Pick up a light snack beforehand at the Human Bean on the main floor. The seminar is directed toward people with a strong interest in writing, but no publishing experience is required.
Advance registration is no longer available, as we have moved out of the office for the duration of the festival. Please register at the door.