Poetry Workshop: Playing with Poetry Forms

The PEI Writers’ Guild and the UPEI Department of English are pleased to announce that PEI Poet Laureate Dianne Hicks Morrow will be facilitating a poetry workshop for writers of all levels in Charlottetown on Saturday, April 26th.

Dianne Hicks Morrow is PEI’s current poet laureate. Her most recent collection, What Really Happened Is This, won the 2012 PEI Book Award for poetry. She has given poetry readings and workshops across Canada and in Tasmania, Australia.

Playing with Poetry Forms

Come have some fun with poetry forms. You’ll learn the difference between a gazelle and a ghazal, a villain and a villanelle. You’ll see how to write a sijo—a fat haiku—and a sonnet, the rap music of Shakespeare’s day. You’ll have a chance to play with pantoums and paradelles. You’ll choose which forms you want to try on the spot, and even share them with the group, if you wish.

Whether you’re just starting to write poetry, or an old hand at it, you’ll write a new poem, or even two or three, during this workshop.

  • Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014
  • Time: 1:00 – 4:00
  • Location: UPEI Faculty Lounge
  • Cost: $35.00. The registration fee is reduced to $25 for members of the PEI Writers’ Guild and students at UPEI.
  • Bring: Pen, paper – and smiles for teacher!

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