Interior Dialogues is back! Join us for two poetry workshops that will have you bringing new energy and creativity to your work. The workshops will be led by Al Rempel and Kerry Gilbert.
Workshop with Kerry Gilbert:
“Good writing gives energy, whatever it is about.”—Marilyn Hacker
How can you make your writing more attractive to readers by paying close attention to energy? This workshop explores ideas around the core principles of energy, including movement/heat, leaps/gaps, energetic word choice, and the use of specifics. “Energy gives your writing power, drama, originality, and life. Energy is what makes your creative writing stand out from everyone else’s” (Heather Sellers). This will be a hands-on exploration, with some literary models to look at, and a lot of room for experimentation in your own writing during the workshop.
Workshop with Al Rempel:
What does zooming, spelunking, and tumbling have in common? Find out all the ways in Painting Powerful Images, a workshop that will focus on generating and tightening up your poetic imagery. You will be presented with a few tools and techniques you can take with you into your writing practice, and there will be time to try them out and ask questions during the workshop.
Al Rempel’s books of poetry are Undiscovered Country, This Isn't the Apocalypse We Hoped For, and Understories, along with a handful of chapbooks, most recently Behind the Bladed Green from the Alfred Gustav Press. His poems have also appeared in various journals and anthologies, including the forthcoming Cascadia Field Guide. He has written reviews and led workshops, and his videopoem collaborations have been screened internationally. He can be found at alrempel.com.
Kerry Gilbert lives in the Okanagan, where she teaches Creative Writing at Okanagan College. Her first book, (kerplnk): a verse novel of development, was published in 2005 with Kalamalka Press. Her second book of poetry, Tight Wire, was published in 2016 with Mother Tongue Publishing. Little Red, is Gilbert’s newest poetry collection with Mother Tongue, released in 2019. Gilbert has won the Gwendolyn MacEwen Poetry Award for Best Suite by an Emerging Writer and has been shortlisted for ReLit, for the Ralph Gustafson Prize for the Best Poem, for the Pacific Spirit Poetry Contest and for the Gwendolyn MacEwen Poetry for Best Suite by an Established Writer.
Digital Doors Open at 12:55, Event Starts at 1PM
*This event will be recorded