Forget about meaning, intentions, and even subject matter in this lively and eclectic blitz through a range of possibilities in contemporary poetry. In this session, geared toward poets at all levels, participants will be encouraged to write in ways they have never done before, and to let chance and error and chaos create a poetry of beautiful recklessness. Come in with an open mind and leave with a handful of exciting experiments!
THIS WORKSHOP IS 2 HOURS IN LENGTH.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Stuart Ross has been leading writing workshops for over 35 years. He has worked with children, teens and adults across the country. The author of ten full-length poetry collections from some of Canada's most respected literary presses, Stuart has a teaching philosophy imbued by his belief that poetry is always-changing adventure that should hold a myriad surprises even for the poet herself. Stuart was literary editor for This Magazine for eight years, has had his own imprint at Mansfield Press for close to a decade, and was writer-in-residence at Queen's University in 2010. Stuart lives in Cobourg, Ontario.