Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Stephen Brockwell's Summer Heat Poetry Workshop - Ottawa

On Saturday, July 7th, Ottawa poet and above/ground press author Stephen Brockwell will be offering The Summer Heat Poetry Workshop at the Carlingwood Branch of the Ottawa Public Library. The workshop will help poets invest more verbal energy into their poems.

A single poem chosen from up to five pages of work from each participant will be work-shopped to improve musical energy with a sharp focus on voice, tone, rhythm, syntax and line. Participants will be encouraged to share their work on a free social networking website prior to the workshop. Participants will be able to comment on each other’s work in an encouraging environment moderated by the workshop leader. The initial online collaboration will set the tone for an intense but positive three hour face-to-face workshop at Carlingwood Library.

Please send your poems to Stephen Brockwell at least one week prior to the workshop. Email poems to, or drop them off at the Carlingwood Library. A list of suggested reading from previous workshops will be provided for reference.

Stephen Brockwell is the author of five books, including The Real Made Up (ECW) and Fruitfly Geographic (ECW) which won the Archibald Lampman award. With Stuart Ross, Stephen edited Rogue Stimulus: the Stephen Harper Holiday Anthology for a Prorogued Parliament (Mansfield). Stephen was recently the featured reader with rob mclennan for the 17 Poets series at the Goldmine in New Orleans, Louisiana. Samples from his current project, Excerpts from Impossible Books have been published by above/ground press.

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