Workshop with Micheline Maylor

Workshop with Micheline Maylor

Workshop with Micheline Maylor

Language, Lines, and Leaping: the art and craft in short forms (poetry and prose)


Monday May 18th, 4:00p

m – 6:00pm

Facebook Live / Zoom

Make a pot of tea and join the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild and The Vertigo Series for an afternoon writing session with Dr. Micheline Maylor.

In this seminar, workshop, you will be asked to consider the art of choosing “the best words in the best order” as Coleridge said. We will consider concrete language and lines as units of craft. We will consider enjambment, or the sentence as an artful structure. We will consider how lines click together to cr eate new and exciting connections in the readers’ mind. You will be asked to write drafts and follow writing exercises.

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About Micheline Maylor

Dr. Micheline Maylor is the Poet Laureate Emeritus of Calgary (2016-18). She is a University of Calgary Senator, a Walrus talker, a TEDX talker, and she was the Calgary Public Library Author in Residence (2016). Micheline attained a Ph.D. at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne in English Language and Literature with a specialisation in Creative Writing and 20th Century Canadian Literature. She teaches creative writing at Mount Royal University where she won the 2015 Teaching Excellence Award, the 2018 Distinguished Faculty Award. She also teaches poetry short form at University of Calgary. She was short-listed for the Robert Kroetsch award for experimental poetry. She serves as poetry acquisitions editor at Frontenac House Press since 2012. She is the co-founder of Freefall Literary Society and remains a consulting editor. Her most recent book Little Wildheart (U of A Press 2017) was long listed for both the Pat Lowther and the Raymond Souster Awards. Her collection Whirr and Click was shortlisted for the Pat Lowther award (2013). Her latest “How to be a Bad Wife” is due in 2021 with University of Alberta Press.