Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
— Scott Adams

I live as a resident caretaker of at a wild bird sanctuary in British Columbia. Occasionally, I host writing events and workshops on-site. More often, I facilitate workshops at writing festivals and events at other inspiring locations across Canada. 

Writers Guild of Alberta WRITING WORKSHOP
PICTURE THIS: IMAGERY AND IDEAS IN POETRY WITH AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR LAISHA ROSNAU
(& OPTIONAL WGA BRUNCH SOCIAL!) 

Saturday, May 5 from 11:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Rose & Crown Pub (top floor private room) at 1503 4 St SW, Calgary
$35 WGA members | $50 non-members
Advance registration required, capacity is limited. Please register using the form below.

You are invited to arrive at the Rose & Crown Pub anytime at or after 10:30 a.m. to meet-up with fellow writers and order some brunch before the workshop starts at noon sharp. We will not be eating or ordering food (aside from beverages) during the workshop. Please know that brunch & beverage orders are not included in the workshop fee. Thank you.  

Do you remember the first poem you read that left you feeling, “Yes, that’s exactly it!”? Or, how about the first poem you wrote that left you with that same feeling? A picture is worth a thousand words, but what if all we have to create that image is a few words – how do poems create entire worlds in our mind with just a few lines on a page? Learn how to identify your poetic strengths to create imagery that is both clear and nuanced, and to increase the depth and breadth of the emotional and intellectual heft of your poems. Push your writing further to create images that express ideas that resonate emotionally, viscerally, and intellectually with readers.  Join award-winning poet, Laisha Rosnau, in this intensive three-hour workshop. If you have drafts of poems you’d like to work on, please bring one to three previously written poems. Or, bring yourself, a pen, notebook, and an open, hungry mind. 


If you have any questions about Spoke Fest, or upcoming festivals and workshops, please send them my way.

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