february 20, 2016
10:00 to 3:00
Workshop with jenna butler
Border Crossings: From Poetry to Memoir
A Workshop with Jenna Butler
Poet, essayist, professor, market gardener, beekeeper!
Author of three critically acclaimed books of poetry and a book of ecocritical essays, Jenna has worked at the intersection of art and environment from Ireland to America’s Deep South to the Norwegian Arctic and back to Alberta’s Red Deer College, where she is professor of creative writing and ecocriticism. She works as a market gardener and beekeeper with her husband at their off-gridorganic farm, and she looks forward to her forthcoming book of essays, Revery: A Year of Bees.
What?Border crossings indeed, expanding the form of your memoir (think prose, accuracy, personal history) as it travels across the border into poetry (lyricism, metaphor, and the deep inner life). Or perhaps vice versa! This will be a hands-on day, rich with writing exercises and opportunities for insight.
The workshop will be held at a comfortable private home in Esquimalt.
Address and directions will be sent to registrants.
Registration: Maximum 10 participants.
Please use subject line: PEP February workshop to register by email here.
FEE: $60. A cheque made out to Planet Earth Poetry will hold your place.
CANCELLATION POLICY: No refunds after February 16. Places may be transferred to someone else as long as Registration is notified by February 19.
Light refreshments provided at coffee break. Please bring your own coffee mug and a bag lunch.