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Review of Confessions of a Reluctant Cougar on GoodReads

By Nico | March 15th, 2011 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Confessions of a Reluctant Cougar, by Myna WallinJulie Johnson reviewed Confessions of a Reluctant Cougar on GoodReads, calling it full of humour and full of truth.

To read the full review click here.

Myna Wallin will be giving a workshop on Saturday, April 16th, Freeing Your Erotic Self in Poetry or Prose.

The goal of this workshop is to find a vocabulary for the erotic self; writers will explore ways of describing their characters’ lives fully and unselfconsciously, to enhance the story or poem at hand. Exploring your sensual self can be exciting, freeing. How much is too much sex; how much is not enough? By incorporating just the right amount of eroticism into your writing you will add a level of depth and authenticity to your writing.

Click here for more information and to sign up.

Tightrope’s Two-for-One Deal!

By Tightrope Books | April 8th, 2010 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

We’re very excited about our upcoming workshop in the Writing Without a Net series. On April 17th, Daniel Scott Tysdal is coming to head this month’s workshop, The Art of Poetry About Art: Writing Ekphrastic Poetry. We hope you’ll join us at the Tightrope offices at 12:00 next Saturday! There are still some spots available and for those of you who wish to register and purchase tickets (either on our website or by e-mailing our editor Shirarose at shirarose@tightropebooks.com), we hope you’ll take advantage of our two-for-one deal! This month, if you buy one ticket, you can bring a friend along to The Art of Poetry About Art for free! And not to worry. If you have already purchased a ticket, we would still love for you to bring a friend!


For more information on our workshops, as well as more information about upcoming events and this spring’s catalogue, head over to Tightrope Books and browse our website!


Writing Workshop—Be Spontaneous!

By Tightrope Books | March 16th, 2010 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Helen Marshall (medieval scholar, poet, writer & a ChiZine Publications editor) and Kevin Nunn (writer, performer, maskmaker, gentleman about town) are doing an amazing writing workshop that also involves improv.

Spots are starting to fill up so register now to save your place.

Writing is essentially a spontaneous endeavor. When we get stuck, we lose our ability to free associate and intuitively respond to our own narrative. This workshop pairs improv games with writing exercises designed to get you back in touch with your personal creative process in a friendly, fast-paced and high energy environment.

* Date: March 28th, 2010

* Time: 10 am to 5 pm

* Place: The Round Room
Massey College
4 Devonshire Place

* Price: $80 (early bird special of $65 if you register by March 15th)
Students can take an extra $15 off.

Register now with Helen Marshall: manuscriptgal@gmail.com or through our Registration page: http://btbworkshop.webs.com/registration.htm

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Writing Without a Net Workshop Series a Success

By Tightrope Books | October 29th, 2009 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Our Writing Without a Net Jim Nason and Workshop Participants
workshop series saw another fantastic installment this month; Teaching Intuition with Jim Nason on October 10th was a huge success. Workshop participants wrote poetry and munched on pastries under Jim’s benevolent and
encouraging eye. Barbara Hunt, chair/president of the Ontario Writers’ Conference 2010, said, “Jim’s workshop was very helpful in stretching in different directions. He’s a wonderful instructor and I’d come to work with him again.” Don Smith, another pleased participant, said, “The afternoon was challenging and well organized. The assignments were inspiring, as well as hearing the other participants’ work and feedback. All in all, a very stimulating experience.” From Nashira Dernesch: “Jim is a great workshop leader: astute, passionate, and encouraging… I got 4 complete new poems out of the numerous and fascinating writing exercises… I thoroughly enjoyed the day and would recommend it.”

Our next workshop, Playing with Voice, will be hosted by Catherine Graham on November 7th, from 12-5 p.m. More information and online registration is available here – spots are limited, so act quickly if you’d like to attend!

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Jim Nason’s Workshop on Intuition a Smash Success

By Tightrope Books | October 20th, 2009 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Jim Nason’s workshop on Teaching Intuition on Oct 10 at the Tightrope office was a blast and a half. Workshop participants wrote poetry and munched on pastries under Jim’s benevolent and encouraging eye. Thanks to Jim for putting on such a thoughtful and productive workshop.

Don’t forget to register for the next Tightrope workshop, Playing with Voice with Catherine Graham at http://tightropebooks.com/workshop-series/. Only $50 but spaces are limited.