An early draft is often a diamond in the rough. Writers polish their writing through revision. Whether you’re writing for your personal archives or publication, taking a second look at your work will create tighter writing.
During the workshop, we will discuss three features of a poem—words, lines, and titles. We will look at poems by acclaimed poets for practical examples of our discussion. Participants will revise three poems. Before the start of the workshop, participants will be asked to send Blossom three poems they plan to edit during the workshop.
Blossom Thom is a poet and editor. She is the author of #HashtagRelief (Gaspereau Press, 2017) and her poetry has appeared during art collaborations and in literary magazines and anthologies including Poetic Notions: A Weaving of Poetry and Visual Arts, Kola: A Black Literary Magazine, and Montréal Serai. A mentorship with George Elliott Clarke set the groundwork for her work-in-progress and was supported by a Professional Development for Artists Grant from the Canada Council for the Arts.
Links to Blossom’s work, reviews and media attention
“Blossom was well prepared…I gained confidence.”
“[Blossom] used poems by established poets to inspire our work, sometimes employing short video clips which created a more dynamic feel to the class. We explored new forms, new voices.”
“I really didn’t want these sessions to end.”
Session 1: November 03, 2020
Session 2: November 10, 2020
Session 3: November 17, 2020
Session 4: November 24, 2020
Start time: 14:00 EDT
End time: 16:00 EDT
Venue: Zoom conference