Toronto, ON (September 1, 2009)—Tightrope Books is pleased to offer a special reduced introductory rate for the first workshop in the Writing Without a Net writing workshop series, the 21st Century Canadian Sonnet Studio with Molly Peacock (Saturday, September 12, 12-5 p.m.). The special rate is $75 ($50 for students).
Is there a 21st century sonnet? A Canadian sonnet? Why has the sonnet persisted, ebullient and lively, after six centuries? How has it renewed poetry and poets? In the 21st Century Canadian Sonnet Studio, we will take a deep dive into as many aspects of the sonnet as we can: a brief history of the sonnet, the techniques of writing them, the sonnet as the classic form of the love poem, the challenge of making the form new in the 21st century.
This sonnet studio is designed for all levels, beginning to advanced. For students who don’t know what a sonnet is, it will provide chances to try the “beginner’s sonnet”; for those who have some familiarity, the studio will offer opportunities to deepen knowledge; and for participants who have been writing sonnets all their lives, Molly Peacock will offer the challenge of writing sonnet crowns. The Sonnet Studio offers an opportunity for supervised writing in class as one paints in a classroom studio as well as workshop discussion.
Molly Peacock has written six volumes of poetry, including The Second Blush (McClelland and Stewart) and Cornucopia (W.W. Norton and Company/Penguin Canada). She is General Editor for The Best Canadian Poems in English, published by Tightrope Books. Widely anthologized in such anthologies as The Best of the Best American Poetry and the Oxford Book of American Poetry, her sonnets have appeared in The Paris Review, The New Yorker, The TLS and other leading literary journals. Her memoir Paradise, Piece by Piece and How to Read a Poem and Start a Poetry Circle, were published by McClelland and Stewart.
The workshop is filling up fast so book now at http://tightropebooks.com/workshop-series/.
Saturday, September 12, 12-5 p.m.
Price: $75 ($50 for students)
Maximum of 10 participants.
Refreshments will be served.
For more information contact Shirarose Wilensky