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Toot Your Own Horn: Compose Your Literary CV

With Blossom Thom



Whether applying for funding or submitting a manuscript for consideration, a literary CV is a simple way to highlight your accomplishments.

Schedule: Tuesdays, January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 2020, 2 pm – 4 pm

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A CV is a method of introduction. A literary CV shines a light on your literary activities. Whether applying for funding or submitting a manuscript for consideration, it’s a simple way to highlight your accomplishments.

During the workshop, participants will create a literary CV. We will discuss the sections of a literary CV and ways to present—and highlight—our accomplishments. Participants will write an artistic statement, organize their list of publications, and fill in the framework of a CV. Participants should expect to spend a few hours outside of class time to compile and type their accomplishments into a Word document.

Registration deadline: January 7th, 2021. 

Teacher Bio

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.

See blossomthom.com

Links to Blossom’s work, reviews and media attention

Other Workshops by Blossom Thom

What’s in a Name? A Poetry Workshop

Take a Second Look: Poetry Editing Workshop


“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.”

Event Details

Session 1: January 12, 2021

Session 2: January 19, 2021

Session 3: January 26, 2021

Session 4: February 02, 2021

Start time: 14:00 EST

End time: 16:00 EST

Venue: Zoom conference