Playing Deep: a Poetry Workshop with Elizabeth Philips
Registration is Closed
When: April 11, from 1 pm - 4 pm,
Where: Mayfair Library, 602 - 33rd St West, Saskatoon
The truth is that poets have more fun - they get to play with word choice, line breaks, metaphor, simile, cadence and rhyme. Their poems may be lyrical or narrative, philosophical or meditative, playfully serious or seriously playful - but no matter the form or subject matter, poets take readers deep into language. Participants will workshop their poems in a group workshop. Focus will be on working the language of the metaphor, on finding the compression needed to make words, lines, and the poem itself as compelling as it can be.
Elizabeth Philips has been writing professionally for thirty-five years and is the author of four collections of poetry, mostly recently, Torch River (Brick Books, 2007). Her novel, The Afterlife of Birds, will be published by Freehand Books in fall of 2015. She has edited over forty books of poetry, fiction and nonfiction for literary presses and teaches creative writing occasionally on request. She has been the Director of the Banff Centre’s Writing with Style program since 2010. She lives in Saskatoon.