PLANET EARTH POETRY’S fourth ANNUAL RETREAT (2019)
Photos from our earlier retreats. See you soon!
untether your poems
“Editing can feel like a heartbreaking process,” says poet Sandra Ridley, “Especially when we’re tied to our original intentions and feelings about our work. But writers in this retreat will find ways to untether their poems, allowing them to become the beings of heightened intensity they need to be.”
In this two-day retreat, Sandra will facilitate conversations on the craft of editing, and consider how silence, sound, and line work together to build emotive atmosphere. There will be writing prompts to nourish and deepen new and previous drafts; there will be discussions on the submission process and on methods to ‘construct’ a full-length manuscript; and there will be opportunities to work one-on-one. Experimentation and curiosity will be encouraged as we untether our work, and explore the delicate and powerful balancing of risk, feeling, and form.
WHEN? Saturday, May 25, 10:00-5:00; and Sunday, May 26, 9:00-3:00. These times allow up-island poets to arrive on time, and to drive back before dark.
WHERE? A comfortable private Victoria home in the Gorge area. Directions will be given upon registration. Please arrive in time to park, settle in, and have coffee/tea. Bring your own cup and bag lunch.
ATTENTION Up-island participants: a comfortable B&B suite is available at the retreat site, special rate $70 per night. Contact Rhona McAdam.