Public lectures and events

TWS Community Workshops: Chapbooks

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 10:00 AM

A chapbook can be an important stage on the path to publishing a larger manuscript. It can also constitute an end unto itself as a unique process and vehicle of expression.

In this three-hour workshop, you will explore a variety of individual and group writing exercises designed to create new poetry and prose. After experimenting with prompts and a variety of writing materials, you will explore all the diverse forms that chapbooks can take. In the last part of the class, we’ll cut, paste, fold and collage uniquely conceived chapbooks that give full expression to the heart of your writing.

Bring your favourite pen or pencil, a playful spirit, and get ready to witness your words being transformed into books. Please also bring an additional $10 to cover the cost of materials provided at the workshop.

Instructor Bio: Kevin Spenst is the author of Ignite (Anvil Press, 2016)Jabbering with Bing Bong (Anvil Press, 2015) and over a dozen chapbooks. His work has appeared in dozens of publications including Prairie Fire, CV2, BafterC, Lemon Hound, Poetry is Dead and the anthology Best Canadian Poetry 2014.


Date(s): Sat, February 24, 2018, 10am – 1pm

Location: Room 1500, SFU Vancouver (Harbour Centre)

Cost: $30  Register



Phone: 778-782-8000 (or toll-free 1-844-782-8877)