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Poetry as Locomotion:

How Poems Get Around

Writing Workshop with Sue Sinclair

January 21, 2023 | 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. | Community Peace Centre (Moncton)

Wheelchair accessible

$ 25 (Regular) / $ 15 (WFNB)

Special Early Bird Rate until January 11, 2023: $ 10 off regular ticket price!

Description

Poems are kinetic creatures; they offer different paces of experience and feature different ways of moving. Some stride, some gallop, some wiggle, some bounce, some stroll, some reach, some hold very still. You notice different features of the same street if you walk, bike or drive through it; the same is true of the way a poem invites us to make our way through its landscape. In this workshop we will craft poems that explore some of the ways in which poetry can move, and we’ll notice how the pace and style of movement affect emotional tone and meaning.

Offered in partnership with MAGMA and the WFNB.

About the author

Sue Sinclair grew up on the ancestral homelands of the Beothuk in Newfoundland and is currently living on Wəlastəkwiyik Territory, where she teaches creative writing at the University of New Brunswick. Her latest collection, Almost Beauty (Goose Lane Editions, 2022), brings new poems together with selections from her five previous books of poetry, all nominated for or winners of national or regional awards. Sue Sinclair edits poetry for Brick Books and is also editor of The Fiddlehead.

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