One week left to enroll in my Sonnet Workshop at the Toronto New School of Writing. Click here to view course details on the TNSoW website.
And don’t worry, if you don’t want to write traditional sonnets, we’ll also
blasonize (& anti-blasonize)
retreat (don’t tase me, Bard!)
upper case (or any case)
. . . and if you like, embrace
the sonnet (or what’s left of it)
Duration: 21 February – 27 March 2012 (6 Tuesdays) 6-8 PM
Location: Of Swallows, 283 College Street, Upper Floor Seminar Room
Click here for more information about the course and instructor bio at the TNSoW website.
My “sonnet shakedown” workshop will run from March 15 to April 12.
Join us as we explore the kaleidoscopic history of the sonnet, from Petrarchan to Oulipian, from blazon to flarf and beyond. We’ll also write our own sonnets – using, throwing out, and writing our own rules of engagement with the “little song.” The sonnet is dead. Long live the sonnet!
Seating is limited, but there are still openings in the class—click here to sign up at the Toronto New School of Writing (TNSOW) website
Here’s the info:
Sonnet Workshop (Mar 15 – Apr 12, 2011)
Instructor: Camille Martin
Duration: 5 weeks (Tuesdays), 15 March – 12 April 2011, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Capacity: 12 students
Combining a historical overview of the sonnet form (or as Hollo once called it, the sonnet state of mind) with creative writing assignments, this course offers students the opportunity to experience the sonnet as a traditional and experimental network of possibilities.
Through a series of Reading/Writing sessions focused around various “sonnet-inspired models,” participants will deepen their appreciation of the evolution of the sonnet across history as well as generate their own sonnets, investigating relationships between the rubrics of tradition and form and content and meaning, while continuing the momentum of the “little song’s” enduring popularity.
Required Texts: Sonnets
by Camille Martin, as well as a selection of readings that will be provided.
Click here to register for the class at the TNSOW website.
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