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THIS CLASS IS NOW SOLD OUT

SESSION 7: WRITING AS RISKING

HOW TO WRITE POEMS THAT MATTER

INSTRUCTOR: KAREN SOLIE
WHEN: Tuesday, January 9 - Tuesday, January 30, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
NUMBER OF CLASSES: 4
WHERE: Room 214, Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street W, Toronto
COST: $390 + HST*

We take risks in our writing to ensure there is something at stake in a poem, but it's often unclear what that "something" is. In four sessions of reading, writing, and discussion, we'll locate the risks in our practices as writers, and as readers. We'll aim to get beyond our comfort zones, to make the work relevant. Attention will be paid to concept and content, but also to form, diction, syntax, the vehicles of suggestion and fine points of articulation that can make the difference on the page between something and nothing.

KAREN SOLIE is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently The Road In Is Not the Same Road Out, which was published in Canada and the US in 2015. A volume of selected poems, The Living Option, was published in the UK in 2013. Her work has appeared in Harper's, The London Review of Books, The Paris Review, POETRY, Granta, Brick, and The Walrus. She has served as writer-in-residence for universities across Canada and in the UK, and is an associate director for the Banff Centre's Writing Studio program. She is the winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize and the Latner Writers' Trust Poetry Prize.

*Limited seats will be available at a reduced rate of $195 + HST. You can apply for one of these spots under the Fee field on the registration form. Reduced rate registration is not guaranteed.