WHEN: Wednesday, May 10th. 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM (Hour and a half for lunch, not supplied.)
WHERE: Sobey's Community Room, 76 Starrs Road, Yarmouth, NS.
FOR: People interested in improving their writing.
COST: $60 for members, $90 for non-members.
“To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work,” wrote American poet Mary Oliver, echoing Henry David Thoreau’s words: “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” Poet and nature writer Harry Thurston will conduct a workshop designed to sharpen observational skills, the foundation of all good writing. Practical exercises will include the writing of a prose poem–a hybrid and highly flexible form–taking a natural object as subject.
Harry Thurston is the author of 25 books of poetry and natural history. His “eco-autobiography” A Place Between The Tides, A Naturalist’s Reflections on the Salt Marsh (2003) was a finalist for the inaugural British Columbia National Award for Canadian Nonfiction and winner of the Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award in the United States. His poetry collection, Keeping Watch at the End of the World (Gaspereau Press), has been shortlisted for the 2016 ReLit Award, and recently he launched Icarus, Falling of Birds (Anchorage Press), a long eco-poem with photography by Thaddeus Holownia.
Please note that we are not able to take credit card registrations over the phone. You can pay via the link below (using PayPal, no account required. Members, log in to your account to access the discount before checking out.) Or, you can mail a cheque to: WFNS, 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax, NS B3H 4P7. If you mail a cheque, please be sure to indicate which workshop you are registering for, and include your phone number and email address. If you are mailing a cheque within two weeks of the course start date, please email us to let us know the cheque is on the way.