Public lectures and events

TWS Community Workshops: Daring to Leap

Sun, 25 Apr 2021 1:00 PM

Bringing Poetic Movement into our Writing

In our workshop we'll look at how poetic language and associations can bring new vibrancy to our writing, be it poetry or prose. We'll consider traditional poetic forms that are filled with surprising associative leaps, and we will practice that leaping – from one idea or image or sound to another –and discover together where that takes us.

Instructor Bio:

Rob Taylor is the author of four poetry collections, including Strangers (Biblioasis, 2021) and The News (Gaspereau Press, 2016), which was a finalist for the 2017 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. Rob is also the editor of What the Poets are Doing: Canadian Poets in Conversation (Nightwood Editions, 2018) and the guest editor of Best Canadian Poetry 2019 (Biblioasis, 2019). Rob's poems, short stories and essays have appeared in more than 50 journals and anthologies. In 2014 he was named one of the inaugural writers-in-residence at the Al Purdy A-frame, and in 2015 he received a City of Vancouver Mayor's Arts Award for the Literary Arts. He lives in Port Moody, B.C. with his wife and children. Visit Rob's website at

Date(s): Sun, April 25, 2021, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. PT

Location: Online via Zoom

Cost: $25  Register



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