The next workshop in the Tightrope Books Writing Without a Net Workshop Series will take place on Saturday, October 10, from 12-5 pm at 602 Markham Street in Toronto.
In this workshop, “Teaching Intuition” with Jim Nason, writers will explore ways of getting to the creative wonder that is beyond the demands of the intellect. Paradoxically, they will also discover that creativity is not strictly an intuitive process; rather, it involves discipline, research, a willingness to trust the tension between structure and chaos, and a commitment to letting go of preconceived notions of outcome. Aspiring poets will understand the importance of craft, structure, revision, and point of view. Various exercises will illustrate how to enter the poem, surrender to the flow—how to work with words and images to craft a poem that defies and defines logic.
An attendee at Workshop #1 said: “The workshop with Molly Peacock was an invigorating kick in the pants. Molly’s vibrancy, enthusiasm and laser keen eye for detail changed the way I engaged not just with my own work, but with the larger body of contemporary poetry.”
Enrolment is $75 ($50 for students), but here’s your chance to score a spot without having to whip out your Visa card. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Workshop Contest” in the subject line, and your name will be entered into a draw. You have until 5 pm EST on Monday, October 5.
Thanks and good luck!