Sage Hill Writing Experience – Spring Poetry Colloquium with George Elliott Clarke
May 17 - May 31
This is a facilitated retreat for eight poets who have a publication record of at least one book of poetry or the equivalent in periodicals and are working towards manuscript completion. The colloquium offers a small group context. Focus will be on individual manuscript consultations and on seminar discussions dealing with technical, philosophical, or conceptual issues in contemporary poetry. Instruction occurs within a deep-immersion setting over a relaxed 14 days with an emphasis on individual writing and manuscript revision. Application is open to writers 19 years of age and older from Canada and abroad.
This year’s instructor is 4th Poet Laureate of Toronto (2012-15) and 7th Parliamentary/Canadian Poet Laureate (2016-17), George Elliott Clarke, a revered artist in song, drama, fiction, screenplay, essays, and poetry.