Influence and Inspiration: A Poetry Workshop with Sheryda Warrener

june, 2017

20jun7:00 pm9:00 pmInfluence and Inspiration: A Poetry Workshop with Sheryda Warrener

Event Details

“Under each picture there is always another picture,” wrote historian and art critic Douglas Crimp. Workshop participants will reflect on the current Art School High exhibit, generating original material through a series of generative writing prompts based on mash-up methodologies. At play with memories of lived high school experiences – as well as notions of originality, identity, influence and imitation – we will write in the space of the gallery in direct response to the images on display. Open to both emerging and established writers in the community!

Tickets $10 online, or $15 at the door
Sheryda Warrener is the author of two poetry collections, most recently Floating is Everything (Nightwood, 2015). Her work has been featured in a recent Believer art issue, and shortlisted for the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry, the Arc Magazine Poem of the Year, the Malahat Review Long Poem Prize, and selected as runner-up for Lemon Hound’s inaugural poetry contest. In 2016, she became the director of the inaugural Artspeak Studio for Emerging Writers, where she mentors students who use language primarily as a material in visual art.


(Tuesday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art

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