PLANET EARTH POETRY’S thirD ANNUAL RETREAT (2017)
Photos from our earlier retreats. See you soon!
THE SECRET LIFE OF THE POEM WITH STEVEN PRICE
Planet Earth Poetry’s third annual Poetry Retreat will be held on May 27 and 28, 2017, at a Victoria venue. Titled “The Secret Life of the Poem,” the retreat, led by poet and novelist Steven Price, will explore how a poem talks to itself, how it finds a shape or a form that is true to what it wants to be, and how we can begin to tease out some of these formal meanings in our own revisions.
Price says: “Poems are much smarter than poets; the poem has a strong sense of what it wants to be, if we can only learn to listen and to do what it tells us to do. However, the ability to listen to a poem is dependent on our fluency in the craft of poetry, the various techniques of writing, and the long traditions of a poem. The workshop will include some discussion of general technique and formal innovation. We will be looking at several published poems, exploring how they do what they do, and how meaning grows out of function.”
The weekend will be an opportunity for poets to sit down together, to explore aspects and elements of poetry, and to think deeply through poetry, in a warm and supportive atmosphere. There will be space for the poets themselves to bring subjects, questions and concerns to the group. There will be time to write.
DATE/TIME: Saturday, May 27: 10:00-5:00, Sunday May 28: 9:00-3:00.
LOCATION: a comfortable and welcoming home in Victoria’s Gorge area. Details and directions upon registration.
TO REGISTER: Registration will open Monday March 20. Please contact Julie Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please use this subject line: PEP 2017 poetry retreat.
Fee: $225.00. Your cheque will hold your place. *Cancellation policy: No refunds after May 19.