Writing Workshops, Retreats, Mentoring

Poetry Sanctuary Orientation and Maps

James Dewar’s Poetry Sanctuary Outline

10:00 – 10:15 Greet and settle in
10:15 – 11:00 Poetry Innovation Lesson
11:00 – 11:40 Silent Writing to prompts based on the lesson
11:40 – 11:55 Bio Break
11:55 – 1:00 Sharing the fresh poems together. Participants will indicate the form of feedback that they wish to receive, from reflections on the strengths of the poem, to analysis and suggestions for revision.
1:00 – 1:45 Delicious lunch (provided)
1:45 – 2:00 Additional prompts on the topic of the day
2:00 – 4:00 Silent writing and individual feedback sessions(All participants may send one poem in advance of the workshop to James for individual feedback. During the afternoon session, James will meet for 10 minutes with each participant who chooses this option, and discuss the strengths of the poem and make any recommendations that might make the poem stronger)
4:00 – 5:00 – Participants each share a one page poem with the group. This could be either a new poem written during the day of the retreat, or another poem further along in the revision process.

 

If you want to google a map for instructions, the address they like is 13240 Mast Road, Scugog, Ontario  L9L 1B5

If you get lost, my cellphone number is 416-435-7372. Sue’s phone number is 905-985-8389 – but we’ve never lost anyone yet.  At least, not for long!

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE 2 HOUSES ON THE DRIVEWAY.
OUR HOUSE IS THE SECOND HOUSE, ABOUT A HUNDRED YARDS DOWN THE DRIVEWAY FROM THE FIRST HOUSE.

Click here for a downloadable package of Uplands Directions and Local Maps

(Google map below the following instructions.)

For those coming from Uxbridge/Newmarket: 

Get yourself to the intersection of Lakeridge Road (Durham Rd. 23) and Goodwood Sideroad (Line 21) and then continue east along the Goodwood SR as though going to Port Perry.  A couple of hundred yards along, Mast Road turns off to the right (South). Follow Mast Road to the stop sign.  Turn left.  It’s the very first driveway on your right hand side, just past the bank of mailboxes.  There are green gateposts and green lights on those gateposts.  After about 50 yards the driveway curves to the left at the first house. Continue passed it for another 100 yards along our curving driveway until you see the large parking area around our house. Please park so you are not blocking the driveway.

 

For those coming from Port Perry & Places East:

Follow Hwy 7a out of Port Perry and when you get to Manchester continue straight along Goodwood Sideroad/Line 21 about 6 km.  Turn left (south). Follow Mast Road to the stop sign.  Turn left.  It’s the very first driveway on your right hand side, just past the bank of mailboxes.  There are green gateposts and green lights on those gateposts. After about 50 yards the driveway curves to the left at the first house. Continue passed it for another 100 yards along our curving driveway until you see the large parking area around our house. Please park so you are not blocking the driveway.

For those coming from Whitby/ Oshawa:

Up Highway 12 to Manchester (where 7a turns off east to go to Port Perry).  You turn WEST and go approx. 6 km. to Mast Road (a small road on the left hand side running south off the Goodwood Sideroad).  If you get to the lights at Lakeridge, you’ve gone too far).  Follow Mast Road to the stop sign.  Turn left.  It’s the very first driveway on your right hand side, just past the bank of mailboxes.  There are green gateposts and green lights on those gateposts. After about 50 yards the driveway curves to the left at the first house. Continue passed it for another 100 yards along our curving driveway until you see the large parking area around our house. Please park so you are not blocking the driveway.


Or, for those coming from Pickering/Ajax:

Up Lakeridge/23  to Line 21/Goodwood Sideroad.  Turn right (east).  Go about 500 meters to the bottom of the hill.  Mast Road is on your right.  Follow Mast Road to the stop sign.  Turn left.  It’s the very first driveway on your right hand side, just past the bank of mailboxes.  There are green gateposts and green lights on those gateposts. After about 50 yards the driveway curves to the left at the first house. Continue passed it for another 100 yards along our curving driveway until you see the large parking area around our house. Please park so you are not blocking the driveway.


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Ducks on the Dock in Spring 2014

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Sue Reynolds and James Dewar are both certified in the AWA (Amherst Writers & Artists) method of leading workshops.

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