The New West Festival of Words - Reading and Workshop!

I'm really please to be involved in two events at this year's New West Festival of Words in mid-April - a gala reading on the Friday night, and a Workshop the next morning.

The details:

The New West Festival of Words Friday Evening Gala
Friday, April 13, 2018, 7:00 PM (Meet and Greet Starts a 6 PM)
Inn at the Quay
900 Quayside Drive
New Westminster, BC
Reading and a Q+A with: Gail Anderson-Dargatz, JJ Lee, Roberta Rich, and Rob Taylor
Get tickets here.

The New West Festival of Words Workshop with Rob Taylor
Saturday April 14, 2018, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Hyack Room South, Inn at the Quay
900 Quayside Drive
New Westminster, BC
Get tickets here.

The workshop will focus on taking unexpected leaps in your poetry and prose - jumping from one idea or scene to another, whose connection isn't immediately apparent, and trusting your reader to follow along. As part of the workshop we will look at poems and short stories from around the world, focusing especially on poetic forms which require associative leaps, and how those leaps help create striking and lasting works of art.

The full description of the workshop:

Associative Leaps in Poetry (and how to use them in your prose) with Rob Taylor

By looking at traditional poetic forms from around the world, participants will consider how we jump, as readers and writers alike, from one sound, image or scene to the next, and will explore ways to open up both their poetry and prose to greater movement and risk. This workshop will involve handouts and short writing exercises, so please come prepared with pen and pencil. Limited to 36.

Registration for both events is now open. You can get tickets here.

I hope to see you there!

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