In this one-day workshop, participants will have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of entry points into writing poems in a positive, welcoming space. The focus will be on generating new work and ideas, and participants will write in response to exercises and prompts, which will be provided and may be drawn from: published works read aloud, images, found text, questions, objects, the dictionary, sounds, collaboration and more.
This workshop is open to all levels, and no previous experience writing poetry is required.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Jaime Forsythe’s first collection of poetry, Sympathy Loophole, was published by Mansfield Press in 2012, and her second, I Heard Something, was released in 2018 by Anvil Press' A Feed Dog Book imprint. Her poems have appeared in The Rusty Toque, Lemon Hound, Public Pool, Minola Review, This Magazine and more. She has twice been a mentor in the WFNS Alastair MacLeod Mentorship Program, and has taught writing workshops in a variety of venues, including elementary schools, at Dalhousie University and Mount Allison university, and to youth and adults in the community.