Advance Poetics Workshop w/ Ted Dyck



Ted Dyck will be leading an advanced poetics workshop on the major tools at a poet’s
disposal (Verse, Figure, and Form) on Sunday September 26th in the Burns Creative
Classroom, second floor Arts Space, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. It will be based on work
submitted by participants.

More information and details of the workshop are available from Victor Enns at: [email protected]

Cost $75 for members, $125 for non-members that includes a MWG membership

First priority will be given to published writers then unpublished writers on a first come
first served basis. It is expected that this will be a multi-level workshop and all writers are
All writers will electronically submit five poems to a maximum of eight pages of new work.
Poems for discussion will be selected by the facilitator. A syllabus (poems, summaries of
concepts, writing exercises, and readings) will be circulated by email to all participants a
week before the workshop. All poets will have their work discussed.

Registrations for the Advanced Poetics Workshop are now being accepted.

Deadline to register, which must include the submission of work is, September 10th.
All registrations and submissions should be made by email to [email protected] . Fees,
however, are to be paid by cheque to “The Manitoba Writers’ Guild” and mailed to MWG,
218-100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3

Ted Dyck was dropped into the short-grass prairie within sight of the South Saskatchewan
River breaks on, approximately, 1939.09.03. He has studied at, graduated from, and taught at
a number of colleges and universities. He has edited three anthologies of critical essays and
published four collections of poetry and over 100 articles. He writes in a number of genres
– poetry, fiction, essay – and operates a writing, editing, and workshopping service called
WorDoctor. His other interests include – fly-fishing, cross-country skiing, snooker, Bach and
Gould, the classical guitar, cognac. Recently (2007-2009) he was writer-in-residence with
the Festival of Words (Moose Jaw). Currently, he directs a “Writing for Your Life Program”
for CMHA(SK). He lives, writes, fishes, etc. in or near Shaunavon SK.

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