Writing Workshops, Retreats, Mentoring

James Dewar

James Dewar is a publisher, producer, teacher, editor and writer.

He teaches poetry and fiction workshops in the Metropolitan Toronto area and at Uplands Writing Retreats located in the heart of The Oak Ridges Moraine near Uxbridge, Ontario.

He was awarded the Teaching Excellence Certificate while teaching advanced creative writing at Durham College.

He particularly enjoys working in the company of other novelists in the year-long workshop he teaches, A Novel Approach to Fiction SECOND DRAFT.

As the publisher of Piquant Press he has edited and published over a dozen books and co-edited six poetry anthologies.

Through Stone’s Throw Publications, James and Sue Reynolds guide writers in the editing, design and printing of self-published books.
To date they have assisted in the publication of over two hundred books.

James has performed his work live on CBC Radio, Rogers TV, at numerous poetry readings and on several university radio stations, particularly the HOWL Radio show on CIUT 89.5 FM in Toronto.

He has been producing and hosting the Hot-Sauced Words Poetry Performance Series in Toronto since 2006.
His poetry and short fiction have also been published in several anthologies and literary journals including Quills, Misunderstandings Magazine, The Renaissance Conspiracy Poetry Anthologies, The Word Weaver and Whispered Words.

The Garden in the Machine, his first book of poetry, was published in 2007 by Hidden Brook Press.

He is currently working on a novel, a screenplay and a new book of poetry.
To view his complete CV please visit www.creativejames.com
You can also find out more about James on the Radical Restoration Yoga and Writing in Exquisite Locations Website
About Working With James Dewar

James has an Honours BA in English and History from York University, and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto.

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