Landscape as Muse: A Poetry Workshop (virtual) with Margo Wheaton

Spring is the perfect time to reconnect with the natural world and invigorate your writing practice! Through a blend of targeted group discussions, short required readings, and indoor and outdoor writing exercises, this workshop will provide practical tools, techniques, and inspiration for writing with passion about a landscape as a living, breathing, and changing entity.

Each session also features a conversation with an invited guest poet, who will share tips, insights, and writing strategies drawn from their own deep practice of nature-based writing. Guest writers include poet and essayist Brian Bartlett, poet and musician Allan Cooper, and poet and prose writer Basma Kavanagh.

About the instructor: Margo Wheaton lives in Kjipuktuk/Halifax and holds a Master’s degree In English and a Certificate in Adult Education, both from Dalhousie University. Her debut poetry collection, The Unlit Path Behind the House, won the Canadian Authors’ Association’s Fred Kerner Award for best book of the year and was shortlisted for the J.M. Abraham Award, The Gerald Lampert Award, the Fred Cogswell Award, and the Relit Award. She recently published Wild Green Light with author David Adams Richards. Rags of Night in Our Mouths, her next poetry collection, is forthcoming in spring of 2022 from McGill-Queen’s University Press.

Recommended experience level: Writers at all levels and stages are warmly invited to attend

Location: Zoom

Dates of 3-week workshop: Rescheduyle to Tuesdays, May 10 + May 17 + May 24, 2022 (7:00pm to 9:00pm Atlantic)

Non-member price: $174 (includes 2022 General Membership in WFNS)

2022 member price: $109

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