Writing Workshops, Retreats, Mentoring

Get Published Poetry Workshop


with James Dewar

Enjoy eight interesting and collaborative weeks writing, sharing and preparing your poetry for publication. In addition to writing poems and sharing feedback, you will be invited to participate in discussions about some of the most common poetic forms, rhyme schemes, rhythm styles, free verse and line breaks. At the conclusion of the workshop, the facilitator will publish an anthology of poems written by the participants. Each participant will receive three copies. The best poetry, as chosen by the Blue Heron Selection Panel, will be forwarded to poetry editor Jerrod Bland at Anansi Press for personal feedback and consideration.

A copy of The Poetry Home Repair Manual: Practical Advice for Beginning Poets by U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser is included, and will be used as a source book throughout the workshop.

Blue Heron Books will offer the poetry anthology for sale in the store. If participants would like additional copies of the anthology, or would like to create their own chapbooks, James Dewar will be happy to assist.

Wednesday evenings, 7:00 to 9:30, 8 weeks starting September 26th.

Location: Blue Heron Bookstore in Uxbridge

Registration fee: $240.00 plus HST