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.