In this three-hour workshop, we will attempt to shake off some of the winter chill by writing through a series of prompts together. We will read poems that will serve as inspiration and jumping-off points, and write in response to catalysts such as images, found text, questions, objects, sounds, and more. The goal is to warm up, experiment, and generate material – you can expect to leave with a few full notebook pages.
This workshop is open to all levels; 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.