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- ONLINE Making & Mending Ekphrastic Poetry
ONLINE Making & Mending Ekphrastic Poetry
4 WEEKS | Tuesdays | 7-9pm MT
Begins June 6
Instructor: Rayanne Haines
MEMBER PRICE: $135.00 (with member coupon AWCSM25)
NON-MEMBER PRICE: $180.00
In this 4-week workshop we will explore the making or creation process of writing longer or prose poems using Ekphrastic prompts and then we’ll explore mending our words by putting them to work. From the history and value of Ekphrastic Poetry with time spent each week working on creating new poems from various prompts, we'll take a deep dive into the editing process and the poet’s necessity to do work beyond the surface. We’ll discuss considerations around nuance, subject, form, and voice. Poets will begin work on editing a poem from week one or two in class. By the end we’ll gather our words and put them to work using techniques like alliteration, enjambments and white space.
This is an interactive online class using the Zoom web platform.
Rayanne Haines (she/her) is the 2022 Writer in Residence for the Metro Edmonton Federation of Libraries. She is the best-selling author of three poetry collections - The Stories in My Skin (2013), Stained with the Colours of Sunday Morning (Inanna, 2017), and Tell The Birds Your Body Is Not A Gun (Frontenac, 2021) - as well as a four part commercial market, urban fantasy/romance series. She hosts the literary podcast Crow Reads, is the VP for the League of Canadian Poets, and teaches with MacEwan University. Her poetry and prose have been shortlisted for the Canadian Authors Association Exporting Alberta Award, the John Whyte Memorial Essay Alberta Literary Award, the Stephan G. Stephansson Alberta Poetry Award and the National ReLit Award for Poetry. She’s had work published in journals and online in Canada, The U.K. and the USA.