RCLAS Writing Workshop: “Exploring the Poetry of Place”

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Photo by Tyler Nix on Unsplash

Facilitator: Alan Hill

Date: Saturday Feb 23, 2019

Time: 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Location: Anvil Centre, 4th Floor. Close to New West Skytrain Station. Wheelchair Accessible.

Workshop Fees: RCLAS Members $15/Non-members $25

Payment online here: https://rclas.com/workshops/

Pre-register at secretary@rclas.com

Description: Come and explore and experience the power of writing about the significant places in your life. Create poetry that explores significant locations that are important to you and your life in our community. Improve your poetry writing skills and find out more about your City and the places that are important to the people that live here. Maybe that important place is your local park, store, café or historic site, or maybe it is a place that is much more personal to you? Come and share, create and learn.

Poetry of place is poetry which values locales, which sees and lets the reader experience what makes a place unique amongst places. Much contemporary poetry focuses on psychological states, feelings, intellectual concepts, or language play totally devoid of reference to the real, lived, sensually experienced and infinitely varied physical world. Poetry of place may focus on such interior subjects, but it lets us experience them more profoundly and more authentically because they’re rooted in a specific time and place.

Bio: Alan Hill is the Poet Laureate of the City of New Westminster and RCLAS President. Alan is the author of The Narrow Road to the Far West: Travelling New Westminster by Postcard (Silver Bow Publishing 2018). He has published three collections of poetry in addition to being published in over forty literary magazines and periodicals across Europe and North America.

Jude Goodwin