Catherine GRAHAM & Ken MURRAY
9:30 to 4:30
Suitable for novice and experienced writers alike
Prose & Poetry Getaway
Add creative tools to your writing through poetry, and use rhythm and reverberation in your prose
Writing@Baxter presents a one day workshop with poet Catherine Graham and novelist Ken Murray – two teaching writers who will work with you on your prose or poetry, but also with a focus on how prose is helped by writing poetry, and vice versa.
Paragraphs running amok? Verse crying out for shape? Writing @ Baxter presents a Saturday retreat workshop with poet Catherine Graham and novelist Ken Murray. Enjoy beautiful Prince Edward County with two teaching writers who will work with you on your prose or poetry, but also with a focus on how prose is helped by writing poetry, and vice versa.
9:30-11:30 Welcome and Introduction followed by poetry session – Catherine Graham. Compression, image, metaphor, voice—adding tools to your writing toolbox through poetry.
11:30-1:30 Lunch Break / Writing Time
1:30-3:30 Prose session — Ken Murray. Novel, Memoir, Short Story…finding rhythm and reverberation.
3:30-4:30 Short readings by instructors and students, with comments from instructors.
Catherine Graham is the author of five poetry collections, most recently, Her Red Hair Rises with the Wings of Insects, a finalist for the Raymond Souster Poetry Award and the CAA Poetry Award. Winner of the IFOA’s Poetry NOW competition and an Excellence in Teaching Award, she teaches creative writing at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies. Her next poetry collection will appear in 2017. Her first novel, Quarry, will also be published in 2017. Visit: www.catherinegraham.com
Ken Murray’s debut novel, Eulogy, was published by Tightrope Books in 2015. Prior works have been published by Prairie Fire, Globe and Mail, Mendacity Review, Brooklyn Rail, Ottawa Citizen, Canadian Business Magazine, and Maclean’s. He teaches creative writing with the School of Continuing Studies at U of T, and also at Haliburton School of the Arts. Ken trained as a Teaching Artist in New York with Community Word Project and also taught with the organization Poets House. He lives in Prince Edward County. Visit: www.kenmurray.ca