I am teaching THIS workshop through the QWF. If you know of any young aspiring writers of high-school age, be sure to tell them about this opportunity so they don't miss out! Get 'em to sign up quick, there are only 12 spots available!
THE POET’S TOOLBOX: A WORKSHOP FOR YOUNG WRITERS
Eight Thursday afternoons, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., October 11 to December 6, 2012 (no meeting on October 18)
Held at Selwyn House School, Macaulay Building, 101 Stanton, Room English 2, Westmount, Quebec (across the street from the Westmount police station).
Workshop leader: Greg Santos
Workshop fee: $140 by cheque payable to QWF and mailed to
1200 Atwater Ave., Suite 3
Westmount, QC H3Z 1X4
Or $145 using PayPal – send payment to firstname.lastname@example.org
This workshop is open to Secondary I, II, and III students from any school. Maximum of 12 participants. Two scholarships covering the workshop fee are available.
Do you want to write a poem but have a bad case of writer’s block? Or maybe you have so much to express that you’re having trouble capturing it? This course welcomes Sec I, II, and III students who want to learn new ways to hone their writing skills, tinker with words, and jump-start their creativity. In each session, you will read and discuss contemporary poems, and explore a new poetic “tool” or writing technique. With these, you will create a variety of original texts, including remixes, erasures, and persona poems. With each session lasting two hours, you will have ample opportunity to workshop you poems.
Greg Santos is the author of Tweet Tweet Tweet (Corrupt Press, 2011) and The Emperor's Sofa (DC Books, 2010), which was long-listed for the ReLit Award. Greg grew up in Montreal, and went on to earn an MFA from The New School in Manhattan, in addition to completing undergraduate studies in Drama, English, and Creative Writing at Columbia, Concordia, and Mount Allison universities. He is currently the poetry co-editor for carte blanche, the Quebec Writers’ Federation’s online literary magazine.
Greg has taught the art of writing to students of all ages. Most recently, while living in New Haven, Connecticut, he was the Critical Writing Teacher for the Fellowship Program of the International Festival of Arts and Ideas, as well as the “Catch the Creativity” Writing Teacher in partnership with Co-op High School and Dwight Hall at Yale. During his five years as a tutor at the New Haven Reads Community Book Bank, Greg taught weekly creative writing classes for children and teenagers. As a poet and teacher, Greg is especially interested in exploring new media as tools for learning and creativity.
To Register, or for more information, call 514-933-0878 or email email@example.com. PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL TO MAKE SURE A SPOT IS AVAILABLE BEFORE SENDING IN YOUR CHEQUE!