Trapdoors & Trampolines: A Workshop of Creative Leaps and Surprises
Session 1 of 3.
THREE workshops: Thursday evenings, November 4, 11, & 18, 7:00-8:30pm CT
In this engaging and surprising 3-session workshop, Gary Barwin will lead participants on a series of writing exploits, exploring writing as both a destination and a means of getting there. He’ll introduce strategies and approaches for taking risks and breaking boundaries, ways of trampolining and trapdooring into new places with poetry and prose & points in between. Partipicants will explore new possibilities for creation as well as new ways of thinking about writing. They’ll road test a bunch of different approaches, write collaboratively, and try out an array of fun and generative writing activities.
Poet, novelist, musician and multimedia artist Gary Barwin has taught creative writing in colleges, universities, libraries, community centres, schools, shelters and halfway houses for children, seniors and those in between. He has been writer-in-residence in several universities and colleges. His nationally best-selling novel, Yiddish for Pirates won the Leacock Award for Humour and the Canadian Jewish Literary Award, was shortlisted for the Giller Prize, the Governor General’s Literary Award and was longlisted for Canada Reads. He is the author of 26 books of poetry, fiction, and work for children.
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