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Poetry Central – a fistful of poems V

By Tightrope Books | January 17th, 2011 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Tightrope’s very own Sandra Kasturi and David Clink are facilitating a poetry workshop to help you ‘get out of the bleary, always-winter-and-never-Christmas-Narnia-under-the-White-Witch, post-holiday doldrums and come join us to write some poetry on the fly until your head explodes!’
This workshop is for anyone at any stage of their writing, from those who’ve been scribbling doggerel on the walls of the bathroom cubicle to those who have already been published.
The Central
603 Markham Street
Saturday February 26, 2011
10 am – 5 pm (1 hour break for lunch)
Addmission is: $80 ($70 for those registered by February 15th)
Register now by sending an e-mail to Sandra Kasturi (sandra.kasturi@rogers.com).
David Clink is the Board President of the Rowers Pub Reading Series. David’s poetry has appeared in The Antigonish Review, The Dalhousie Review, The Fiddlehead, Grain Magazine, The Literary Review of Canada, and in over ten anthologies. He is a member of four writing groups. He was co-publisher, along with Myna Wallin, of Believe Your Own Press, which published twenty quality chapbooks in its five year history. His poem, “Falling” was nominated for two awards: the Rhysling Award and the Aurora Award. His poem, “Copyright Notice 2525” placed second in the 2007 Asimov’s Reader’s Poll. His first book of poetry, Eating Fruit Out of Season was published by Tightrope Books in 2008.  He edited the poetry anthology A Verdant Green (Battered Silicon Dispatch Box, 2010). His second book, Monster, from Tightrope Books, was released in Fall 2010.
Sandra Kasturi is a writer, publisher, editor and book reviewer. She is the poetry editor of ChiZine.com and the co-publisher of ChiZine Publications. She is a founding member of both the Algonquin Square Table Poetry Workshop, and the Bellefire Club. Sandra’s poetry and fiction has appeared in various magazines and anthologies, including Taddle Creek, Contemporary Verse 2, Prairie Fire, Shadows & Tall Trees, Tesseracts 14 and Chilling Tales. She managed to snag an introduction from Neil Gaiman for her poetry collection, The Animal Bridegroom (Tightrope Books). Her next poetry collection, Came Late to the Love of Birds, will be out in 2012. She is also working on three novels: a mythological noir, a steampunk epic and a YA fantasy. Sandra is the winner of ARC Magazine’s Poem of the Year in 2005, and the 2010 Whittaker Prize for poetry.

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