Tightrope Books

Workshop on Writing About Grief

By Tightrope Books | December 24th, 2010 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

After checking out Daniel Scott Tysdal’s new book of poetry, The Mourner’s Book of Albums, you might be interested in an upcoming course @ Ryerson: Writing Creatively about Grief – taught by Governor-General’s Award Winner, Jacob Scheier.

A Creative Writing Workshop through Ryerson University’s Continuing Education Program, taught by award winning poet and journalist, Jacob Scheier.

Students will learn techniques, methods, and devices for writing evocative creative non-fiction (e.g., memoir, personal essay) and poetry on loss and grief. Through the reading and writing of non-fiction and poetry, we will work towards making our experiences of grief speak to others. Subject matter is not limited to the death of a loved one, but can include, for example, a divorce/break up or losing a part of a person through injury or illness.

Jacob Scheier is the winner of the 2008 Governor General’s Award for poetry and co-winner of a 2009 New York Independent Media Alliance award for best feature article. His poems have been published in periodicals across North America and been aired on CBC radio. He is a regular contributor of articles to Toronto’s NOW Magazine. He is also a volunteer facilitator with Bereaved Families of Ontario.

For more info on Jacob Scheier go to jacobscheier.com

The course runs Wed evenings 6:30-9 pm Jan 12 to March 16, 2011.
The cost is $371 (HST included).
More info:
http://ce-online.ryerson.ca/ce_2010-2011/ or call 416.979.5035 or email: ce@ryerson.ca

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