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Ted Dyck
Box 182
Eastend SK  S0N 0T0

306-630-9347 (cell)

tdyck@sasktel.net
www.wordoctor.ca
 

Bio

  • Ted Dyck:

    Was dropped into the short-grass prairie within sight of the South Saskatchewan River breaks on approx. 03.09.39.

    Has studied at and graduated from a number of colleges and universities: M.Ed. (U of SK 1964); M.A. (Math. Logic, U of Minn. 1973); PhD (English, U of Man. 1988). Has taught at all of the above plus Red Deer College (AB), University of Marburg (GER), Aurora College (Inuvik, NT).

    At times and in places, has been writer (4 books of poetry, some 100 periodical pieces, 3 edited anthologies, 1 collection of non-fiction pieces, etc.); editor (GRAIN, TUSAYAKSAAT, TRANSITION); scholar; mentor; businessman; professor; pseudo-hermit; instructor; brush salesman; ranch-hand; and so on.

    Writes in a number of genres -- poetry, fiction, essay -- and operates a writing, editing, and work-shopping service called WorDoctor. Avoids all cliques, clubs, schools, groups, and cults that would have him. But has his other interests -- fly-fishing, cross-country skiing, snooker, Bach and Gould, the classical guitar, cognac.

    Recently (2007, 2008-2009) was writer-in-residence with the Festival of Words (Moose Jaw). In 2011-2012, directed a "Writing for Your Life Program" for CMHA(SK). Currently edits TRANSITION, a magazine for, by, and about persons with lived experience of mental illness.

    Coach for Susan Ioannou's online LESSONS IN WRITING THE POEM at http://www3.sympatico.ca/susanio/LesAbout.html

    Lives, writes, fishes, etc. in or near Eastend SK.
    [Full bio www.wordoctor.ca]

Genres

  • Fiction » General
  • Non-Fiction » General Non-Fiction
  • Poetry » General

Professional Services

  • Academic/Research Writing » Essays
  • Business/Corporate/Government Writing » Grant Applications and Reports
  • Editing » Copyediting, Developmental/Project Editing, Proofreading, Substantive/Structural Editing
  • Teaching/Instruction » Professional Development Workshops

Publications

  • The Revised History of the Guitar in Turnhill. Ms, 2007
  • Apostrophes to Myself. Oolichan, 1987
  • Mossbank Canon. Turnstone, 1983
  • Pisscat Congs. Brick, 1982
  • Odpoems. Coteau, 1978

Periodicals

  » Newspaper, Magazine, & Trade Journal
  • Transition

Workshops Offered

  • Advanced Narrative Technique
    • Group Size:
      • 5-10
      Detailed study of the major aspect of contemporary narratology, F.I.D; also one other. e.g., character - type vs. individual, ., time, etc.
      Format: work from mss pre-submitted.
      Syllabus: provided, including selections from pre-submitted mss for particular study.
      Focus: adapted to needs of particular group.
  • Advanced Poetics
    • Group Size:
      • 5-10
      Detailed study of one specific aspect of contemporary poetry: e.gs., metaphor; figures; lineation; etc..
      Format: work from mss pre-submitted.
      Syllabus: provided, including selections from pre-submitted mss for particular study.
      Focus: adult; adapted to needs of particular group.
      Fee required.
  • Character
    • Group Size:
      • 5-10
      How the notion of Self has changed from classical times (I speak, therefore I am), through the Renaissance (I think, therefore I am), to today (I twitter, therefore I am), and the implications for the creation of character in fiction.
      Format: work from mss pre-submitted.
      Syllabus: provided, including selections from pre-submitted mss for particular study.
      Focus: Adult; adapted to needs of particular group.
      Fee required.
  • Poetry Basics
    • Group Size:
      • 5-10
      Introduction to verse, figure, and form in contemporary poetry.
      Format: work from mss pre-submitted.
      Syllabus: provided, including selections from pre-submitted mss for particular study.
      Focus: adult; adapted to needs of particular group.
      Fee required.
  • Prose Basics
    • Group Size:
      • 5-10
      Introduction to elements of prose writing (fiction & non-fiction): setting, character, story/plot, narration, etc.
      Format: work from mss pre-submitted.
      Syllabus: provided, including selections from pre-submitted mss for particular study.
      Focus: Adult; adapted to needs of particular group.
      Fee required.
  • The Sentence & Style
    • Group Size:
      • 5-10
      A study of the sentence:
      1. structure (the logic of subject / verb / complement);
      2. style(classically, low / medium / high); today, additive / subordinative / satiric / reflexive);
      3. applications to first and last sentences.
      Format: work from mss pre-submitted.
      Syllabus: provided, including selections from pre-submitted mss for particular study.
      Focus: Adult; adapted to needs of particular group.
      Fee required.
  • Writing the Self
    • Group Size:
      • 5-10
      Introduction to writing as therapy:
      1. the plastic, first-person self; 2. the change from first- to third-person narrator; 3. metaphors of the Self
      Format: syllabus-based, technically oriented, and therapeutically sensitive

Audience Age Groups

    • Adults
    • Secondary School (10-12)
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