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New workshop: Writing Creatively about Grief

By Tightrope Books | March 27th, 2012 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Writing Creatively about Grief is 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’s writing will be featured in “Mess,” Tightrope’s upcoming hospital anthology.

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.

“Jacob creates a class atmosphere that is safe, supportive, and truly creative, and this has given all of us the freedom to write very moving and powerful pieces around the subjects of grief and loss.”
- Dianne Moore Learner, “Writing Creatively About Grief”
Winter 2011


The course runs Wednesday evenings, 6:30-9 pm, May 2-July 4, 2012.
The cost is $371 (HST included).

Enrollment for the Spring term opens on
March 19, 2012. For further details, please visit
www.ryerson.ca/ce/enrollment. New students
can enroll in person (350 Victoria Street) or by
mail, while returning students can enroll in
person, by mail, or online.
or call 416.979.5035
or email: ce@ryerson.ca

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