Writer’s Craft Class: Crafting the Poem with Evelyn Lau

$25.00

67 Erb Street West, Waterloo ON
Saturday November 4, 2017
9:30 am to 10:50 am

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Crafting the Poem with Evelyn Lau

67 Erb Street West, Waterloo ON
Saturday November 4, 2017
9:30 am to 10:50 am.
DOOR PRICE: $25 (+13% HST)

In this workshop, renowned poet Evelyn Lau will help students appreciate the editing process required to craft a polished poem. Participants are invited to send one poem by email to The New Quarterly (info[at]tnq.ca) by October 5, 2017 to be considered as one of the six she will workshop. With the help of the participants, Evelyn will give an editorial assessment of the poems and make suggestions for how the poems can move forward. All attendees of the workshop will benefit from the discussion and will come away from the workshop with a keener understanding of the editorial process.

Evelyn Lau is the Vancouver author of twelve books, including seven volumes of poetry. Her memoir Runaway: Diary of a Street Kid, published when she was 18, was made into a CBC movie starring Sandra Oh. Evelyn‘s short stories, essays, and novel have been translated into a dozen languages; her poetry has received the Milton Acorn Award, the Pat Lowther Award, a National Magazine Award and a Governor-General’s nomination. Evelyn served as the 2011-2014 Poet Laureate of Vancouver, as well as writer-in-residence at UBC, Kwantlen College and Vancouver Community College. Evelyn‘s most recent collection is Tumour (Oolichan, 2016).

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