The Hermit Poet

January 17, 2007

Still Space Available in the Courses I’m Teaching at VCC

Filed under: General — Neil Aitken @ 3:39 pm

If you’re in the Vancouver area and are interested in taking a course from me (or know someone who might be interested), please let them know that there’s still space available in the following courses:

  • How to Write a Love Poem – What makes a love poem work? How can we write with passion and not come across as trite or over-the-top? We look at examples of great love poems and practice writing our own. Nuts-n-bolts practical insight on writing from the heart and mind. To woo, to regret, to love, or to forget. Love is at the root of much of what draws us to the page. (Wednesday, Feb 7, 6:30 pm-9:30 pm) ($53)
  • Radiant Imagery for Writers – This course presents 5 key techniques to make your images evocative and memorable. Whether you are a poet or a fiction writer, there is something in the course for you. (Monday Feb 19, 6:30 pm-9:30 pm) ($53)
  • How to Publish Poetry in the U.S. Market – As far as I know, no one else in Canada offers a course like this. Based on my own experiences as an editor of US literary journals and as a writer who has published throughout the US in such journals as The Drunken Boat, Crab Orchard Review, Poetry Southeast, Portland Review, RHINO, and Washington Square. The U.S. poetry market can be daunting for a Canadian poet. Given the size, complexity, and variety of journals (both online and print) situated in the U.S., it often seems like a gigantic maze where every door tends to end in a brick wall. This workshop provides key information to help Canadian writers navigate their way to a successful U.S. publication. Students will learn about the different tiers of online and print journals, which resources to consult, and basic strategies to improve their odds. (Monday, Feb 26, 6:30 pm – 9:30pm) ($53)

Visit this site to register:

Questions? Email me and I’ll try to answer them.

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