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AWCS October Newsletter

Fall Workshops At A Glance The Poetry Project Application Deadline: September 30, 2015 A 20-week program designed for the advanced poet who wants to put together a collection of poems. Through in-class exercises, lectures, workshopping by peers and instructor you will work on your poems to make them shine and ready for publication. We will examine the pros and cons of self-publishing vs. mainstream publishing, and Spoken Word. The course will focus on questions related to poetry creation, poetic forms, and the creative process from initial writing to a thematic collection. We will explore questions around narration, theme, setting and character, and work toward creating a chapbook as a final product of the class More information 8 Week Course Mapping a Novel (3 Seats Available) Instructor: Anne Metikosh | Thursdays 7-9pm | Begins October 8, 2015 Members: $180 | Non-Members: $240 (includes membership) You have a great idea. Maybe you’ve dreamed up some dynamite settings and scenes. But how do you turn all the bits and pieces into a novel? You know you need an …

Under Western Skies

The Under Western Skies conference begins tomorrow. Feel free to stop by and listen to some of the FreeFall editors that will be presenting: Micheline Maylor: Tuesday September 9 – 1:30 – 3:00: The Earth Works like a Poem: A Conversation about Art, Science, and the Aesthetics of Understanding (EC1060) Thursday September 11 – 1:30 – 3:00 Eco-Poetry Readings (EC2065) Friday September 12 – 9:00 – 10:30 Micheline Maylor “The phenomenology of empty space, creativity, and the Burgess Shale as Muse” Ryan Stromquist: Thursday September 11 – 9:00 – 10:30 Ryan Stromquist “Not all Frac(k)ing is Bad Alec Whitford: Tuesday September 9 – 1:30 – 3:00: The Earth Works like a Poem: A Conversation about Art, Science, and the Aesthetics of Understanding (EC1060)

Rosemary Griebel Presents “Against Guilty Pleasure”

Rosemary Griebel presents “Against Guilty Pleasures” at a special Freedom to Read Week Celebration in February 2014, presented in partnership with Wordfest, the Writers Guild of Alberta and Shelf Life Books. The author details her views on guilty reading pleasures and speaks of her dying attention span for deep reading. Griebel is author of the poetry collection Yes and is the Special Projects Manager with the Calgary Public Library. Her poems have recently won first place in FreeFall magazine’s national poetry contest.