Join Dennis Cooley at the 2016 SWG Fall Conference/Ânskohk Aboriginal Literature Festival: 20/20 Vision on Friday October 21.
1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Saying I Do: Seeing Yourself as a Writer - dennis cooley, Harold Johnson, Randy Lundy, Suzette Mayr
Are we engaged to language? Have we found ourselves married to the page? How and why did we ever become writers? Is it time for a divorce? Creating and living the writing life is a contradiction where we are blinded by doubts, fears, failed action, rejection, acceptance, and a multitude of other high stress problems and platitudes. How do writers stay productive and sane (or insane) throughout the writing process? Join dennis cooley, Harold Johnson, Randy Lundy and Suzette Mayr as they explore how they’ve wed their writing dreams, or separated themselves from the process. This session is in partnership with the Ânskohk Aboriginal Literature Festival.
3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. On the Lookout: Observation by Poetry - dennis cooley, Carla Braidek
Can’t see the forest for the trees? Sure. That’s cliché--a common problem in writing poetry. How do we look at and write about nature differently, ingeniously? How do we take our farsighted thinking and narrow it down to the creative details. Can poetry be both meditative and cathartic and can it be means of opposing our environment? Poets dennis cooley and Carla Braidek will help you shake your focus off the blurred aspens and provide tips and tricks for writing clearly about the landscape.
For more information about the workshop of the SWG Fall Conference please visit their webiste: http://www.skwriter.com/about-the-swg/calendar/2016/10/22