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Poetry Workshop: Fable and Fabulation

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Led by Stephanie Yorke and John Wall Barger

Playful writing exercises and enthusiastic discussion come together in this team-led workshop by poets Stephanie Yorke and John Wall Barger. Why do so many poets turn to myth and fable in their poetry? And why are some old stories dusty and boring, while others still feel vital and rich? From Grimm to Gilgamesh, from Dante to the Tibetan Book of the Dead — in this workshop, participants will have the chance to engage with ancient myths that continue to inspire contemporary poets to create their own original writings.

 

Meet the Facilitators:

Stephanie Yorke has published one poetry collection, Both Boys Climb Trees They Can’t Climb Down (Signature Editions, 2012), and her poems appear in journals including The Fiddlehead, Grain, PRISM international, and The Malahat Review. She also writes essays about poetry and literature, and holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford.

John Wall Barger’s poems appear in American Poetry Review, Rattle, The Awl, The Cincinnati Review, Poetry Ireland Review, and Best of the Best Canadian Poetry. His poem, “Smog Mother,” was co-winner of The Malahat Review’s 2017 Long Poem Prize. His fourth book, The Mean Game, is coming out with Palimpsest Press in spring 2019. He is an editor for Painted Bride Quarterly.

INFO: June 12 | Wednesday |  5:30-7:30 $35 each. Atwater Library (1200 Atwater Ave, Westmount) Montreal, Quebec

Limited enrollment. To register contact Stephanie (syorkefreelanceediting [at] gmail.com) or John (johnwallbarger [at] gmail.com)