Ottawa Public Library Poetry Readings & Workshops

Want to take a poetry workshop with the Ottawa Public Library? There are 4 over the month. The first one is with Pearl Pirie (hey, that’s me) is A Notch Up: Sat, April 5th, 2014, 2-4pm
Poetry Workshop: A Notch Up: How to push your poetry another notch? A poem from each participant will get detailed comments for density, sharpness and energy. A reading list of links to tips to tighten and torque, and to poetics articles will be handed out. Each participant gets a chance to consider what shines or needs polishing in each other’s work in a cooperative environment moderated by the workshop leader Pearl Pirie.
My workshop at the Sunnyside Branch (1049 Bank) to the first 10 participants to register. Register. Send your poems A.S.A.P. It’s free.
The workshop with Sandra Ridley is April 12th at Carlingwood on Poetry Garage.
Chris Jennings’ workshop is April 19 on Melos, Opsis, Lexis at Rosemount.
Deanna Young’s workshop is April 26 on Rendering the Moment at Nepean Centrepoint.
Relatedly, for National Poetry Month there are “readings by acclaimed Canadian poets Pearl Pirie, Chris Jennings, Sandra Ridley and Deanna Young” on Mon April 14, 7pm in the Auditorium of the Main Branch of the the Ottawa Public Library. Offered in partnership with Versefest. The FB Event Ottawa Public Library Listing.

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