The Fire in the Mind: Writing Vivid Images
with Neil Aitken
When: Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 6:30pm-9pm Where: The Ken Mitchell Library, SWG Offices, 100-1150 8th Ave (Wheelchair accessible) Cost: $25 non-members, Free for members
How can the images we create as writers rise above flat description and become surprising, evocative, and deeply compelling presences in our work? Where do our most powerful images come from? How can we best capture them in writing? Great images carry weight and exert force on our imagination, bringing us back to critical turns in the poem or narrative, and haunting us long after we’ve set aside the text. In this generative writing workshop, participants will write in response to a series of exercises and prompts designed to help them discover and create fresh, unexpected, and personally meaningful images.
Participation will be limited to 12 participants, so please register in advance. Deadline for registration is November 27th,19.
Neil Aitken is the author of two books of poetry, Babbage’s Dream (Sundress 2017) and The Lost Country of Sight (Anhinga 2008), winner of the Philip Levine Prize. His poems have appeared in The Adroit Journal, American Literary Review, Crab Orchard Review, and many other journals and anthologies. After completing an MFA and PhD in the US, he recently returned to Regina where he works as a creative writing coach and edits Boxcar Poetry Review.
For more information, please contact:
Cat Abenstein, Program Coordinator T: 306.791.7746 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org