August 30, 2010

Chandra Mayor's Forging the Muse

This Autumn, Aqua Books will be featuring Chandra Mayor's course Forging the Muse.

Classes will be on Wednesdays, starting September 15 till December 1, 
from 7:00 p. m. to 9:00 p. m.

Cost: $250 plus GST 
Register: or 943-7555 

This workshop is limited to 10 people. 
Bring a notebook and pen.

According to Chandra, This course will help us understand how each of us can transform images, ideas and emotions into words that truly communicate in our writing.  
We will focus on the craft of poetry and of language.  
We’ll learn why editing and workshopping is so important. 
We’ll explore personal mythologies, the worlds of publishing, performativity and whatever else seems interesting. 
The course will include lots of reading, discussion, writing and feedback.
We’ll play, take risks and create a community of writers.
We won’t always agree, but we’ll understand more about what we write, why we write, and how to get closer to the poems we want to write.  

Chandra Mayor’s writing has appeared in several anthologies, including Interruptions: 30 Women Tell the Truth about Motherhood; Breathing Fire 2: Canada’s New Poets, and Post-Prairie

Her first book, August Witch: poems, won the Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book.  She received the 2004 John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Writer.  Her novel, Cherry, won the Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award. 

Her most recent book, All the Pretty Girls (conundrum), won a Lambda Award for Best Lesbian Fiction.  The title story was shortlisted for a 2008 CBC Literary Award.  Mayor lives in Winnipeg.

Have a great day.  How can you miss - you're in Winnipeg!

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