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Deep Writing

Harness your creative potential and writerly resolve.

This supportive and generative workshop for writers of both prose and poetry will harness your creative potential and writerly resolve. Plunge into free and focused writing to reach the rich images and ideas that are buried within.

The workshop centres around three timed writing periods, each building from the last. It is designed to help you find the unexpected in your writing and push yourself to go deeper. Add some mindfulness meditation to put you in the right frame of mind, the sharing of poems to invoke and inspire, and the opportunity to receive feedback on your work from the instructor during the week following the workshop, and you'll have both momentum and material for your next creative project.


Location: Zoom (online)

Tuition: $30 (plus service fee and GST) 

About the Instructor: Fiona Tinwei Lam

Fiona Tinwei Lam’s third collection of poetry, Odes & Laments, celebrates the overlooked wonder and beauty in the everyday while lamenting harm to our ecosystems. She has authored two previous poetry books and a children’s book, edited The Bright Well: Contemporary Canadian Poems on Facing Cancer, and co-edited the nonfiction anthology Double Lives: Writing & Motherhood with Cathy Stonehouse and Shannon Cowan. She also co-edited the nonfiction and poetry anthology Love Me True: Writers Reflect on the Ins, Outs, Ups & Downs of Marriage with Jane Silcott. Lam won The New Quarterly’s Nick Blatchford Prize and was a finalist for the City of Vancouver Book Award. Her work appears in more than 40 anthologies, including The Best Canadian Poetry in English (both 2010 and 2020) and Forcefield: 77 Women Poets of BC. Her award-winning poetry videos have screened at festivals locally and internationally. She teaches in Simon Fraser University Continuing Studies' Creative Writing program.

All proceeds from workshop fees go towards funding scholarships for students of the Writer's Studio.

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