The Art of the Critique
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Workshop: THE ART OF THE CRITIQUE
Channels for sharing our opinions about art have multiplied in recent years - everyone, it seems, can be a critic nowadays. Yet meaningful art criticism is not just a "thumbs up" or a "like": it is an essential component of the chain of artistic production, a way to promote artistic practice, reinforce the role of the artist within the community, and disseminate informed opinions about art to the wider reading public.
In this workshop, Thomas Hodd, editor of The Antigonish Review and writer of reviews for the Telegraph-Journal and the Journal of Canadian Poetry, among others, as well as critical pieces for Canadian Art, the Globe and Mail, and the Literary Review of Canada, will share tools for writing reviews and essays, as well as commenting thoughtfully and professionally on artistic practices of all genres, based on his more than 20 years of critical writing and publishing experience.
Participants will hone their writing, critical, and editing skills by learning about different modes of critical writing; how to approach artistic work objectively and offer constructive commentary; how to assess the strengths and weaknesses of a work; how to structure reviews and essays; and how to pitch a critical piece to cultural magazines or media. No prior criticism experience required.
This workshop is presented in partnership with the Writers' Federation of New Brunswick.
Thomas Hodd is a cultural critic, playwright, and editor, whose essays and reviews have appeared in The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Canadian Art, the Literary Review of Canada, the Telegraph Journal, the Maritime Edit, and Studies in Canadian Literature, among others. His play, No Man is an Island, was recently produced by the Saint John Theatre Company. He is managing editor of The Antigonish Review; he is also the editor of A Soldier’s Place: the War Stories of Will R. Bird (Nimbus) and more recently Mary Melville, the Psychic: a Critical Edition (Tecumsh). He teaches Atlantic and Canadian literature at Université de Moncton.
- Regular / Régulier$25$250$0
- ÉpuiséWFNB Members$15$150$0
- Students (Ages 16 to 19)$0$00$0