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- ONLINE Sestina - Become a Master Troubadour
ONLINE Sestina - Become a Master Troubadour
Saturday, April 22 | 10-2pm
Instructor: Jade O'Riley
MEMBER PRICE: $75.00 (with member coupon AWCSM25)
NON-MEMBER PRICE: $100
Troubadours were the court poets of the French nobles. They invented flirtatious songs and held competitions to produce the wittiest, most elaborate styles of verse to impress the court. Thus the sestina was born! Troubadours who could write a sestina were given the title Master Troubadour. In this class we’ll learn to write sestina the easy way. When keeping a few writing rules in mind this challenge is not only doable it’s a dance with language that rewards you the title Master Troubadour!
This is an interactive online class using the Zoom web platform.
Jade O’Riley has spent many years learning the art and language of poetry. In 1996 Jade went to New York – the first year April became dedicated as National Poetry Month – and immersed herself in the poetry world; taking classes, going to uptown and downtown readings, spending hours writing at Poets house. Inspired by her time at Poets House Jade’s dream to open a Poets library in her home city began to germinate. In New York she also completed her first full-length poetry manuscript, “56 Days in the History of Love” which was then published by Mellen Poetry Press in New York. In 2007 Jade started teaching poetry At City Arts; she specializes in classic poetry forms and created a poetry editing technique called Poets Toolbox. In 2014 she opened Edmonton Poets House for library hours and poetry reading events. In 2019 Jade’s relocated to Calgary and took her City Arts poetry classes with her online; she also began teaching with Alexandra Writing Centre.