This workshop is for teens entering grades 8-12.
In this workshop, we will be looking at the various forms of poetry that intertwine with storytelling. How do we express ourselves through poetry? How do we draw inspiration and respond to a world that is progressively changing? Students will have a chance to look at different poems by contemporary poets, as well as video demonstrations showing how poetry can be illustrated, visualized, and otherwise interpreted. A series of hands-on writing exercises will encourage students to tell stories by engaging with different poems, different objects, as well as experiment with writing of their own. A fun arts and crafts project will be to follow, where students will be able to turn what they’ve written into a chapbook to take home.
At 18, Isabella Wang's is the author of On Forgetting a Language, her debut poetry chapbook (Baseline Press in 2019). She is a two-time finalist and the youngest writer shortlisted for The New Quarterly's Edna Staebler Essay Contest. Her poetry and prose have appeared in over twenty literary journals including CV2, Geez Magazine, The Puritan, and carte blanche, and she holds a Pushcart Prize nomination for poetry. She is studying English and World Literature at SFU, working is an assistant editor with Room Magazine, volunteering as the youth advocate for the Federation of BC Writers, and co-ordinating the bi-weekly Dead Poets Reading Series.
Registration is required and can be done online or in person.
Registration opens on Friday, June 14th.
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