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Poetry Writing Class with Bruce Rice

The SWG is pleased to offer an extended poetry class for beginning to emerging writers. This workshop will be held over the course of four weeks on Saturday afternoons. Registration is required and class size is limited to 12.

Where: SWG Library in Regina

When: Saturdays 1 pm - 4 pm, January 17 to February 7

Fees: $49.00 + tax

To register please fill out the registration form and email registrations to swgevents@skwriter.com or mail to PO Box 3986, Regina, SK S4P 3R9. Cheques can be sent by mail or phone our office to pay via credit card.


“I became a better poet when I finally surrendered to beauty”:  Nature, Landscape and Expressions of Beauty in Poetry

Sometimes our poetry is constrained by the pressure for our poetry to “mean” something, to meet some artificial measure of “relevance.”  But how do we write about the deep experience of the way we really do see landscapes, the natural world, or the beautiful thing that arrests our attention.  The class will focus on writing that explores these experiences, and doing so with precision, attention to language, and originality, without losing or minimizing the personal.


About Bruce Rice

Poet and editor, Bruce Rice, lives in Regina. Bruce has published five award-winning poetry collections including his new book from Coteau, The Trouble With Beauty and a children’s book, Dorothy McMoogle With Kumquat and Bugle (Wild Sage Press). His first poetry collection, Daniel, received the prestigious Canadian Author’s Association Award. He has twice been longlisted for CBC’s Canada Writes competition, was nominated for Saskatchewan Book of the Year in 2009, and received the P.K. Page Founders Award for the best poem in Malahat Review in 2013. Another poem from the new book will appear in Best Canadian Poetry in English 2014.



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