with Lorna Crozier

Explore the craft of poetry with one of Canada's most beloved and accomplished poets.
Price includes 13% HST
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An invitation to write ...

  • Start and stop whenever you like; the course never expires!
  • 12 units with over 10 hours of video shot on site at Wintergreen Studios
  • 7 extended instructional sessions led by Lorna Crozier
  • Short exercises embedded throughout
  • 4 extended prompts ("calls") to try on your own
  • Downloadable resource packages

Tell your stories

In this course Lorna explores aspects of the craft and process of poetry: line ends, diction, verb choices, language, parts of speech, genre, and publishing. Throughout the instructional sessions, there are exercises and quick calls, as well as more extensive calls that will invite you delve into the narratives and emotions awakened by poetry. The challenge is to be still, to listen. And then, from the silence, discover what poetry has to offer you.

Join a community

Join a community of writers at Wintergreen Studios as you explore the many elements of this course. As the invitations to write are made, you may choose to write alone and keep your poems private, or share them with another person who can guide you with your editing, or take the course with your writing group.

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Meet the instructor

Lorna Crozier

An Officer of the Order of Canada, Lorna Crozier has been acknowledged for her contributions to Canadian literature, her teaching and her mentoring with five honorary doctorates, most recently from McGill and Simon Fraser Universities. Her books have received numerous national awards, including the Governor-General’s Award for Poetry. The Globe and Mail declared The Book of Marvels: A Compendium of Everyday Things one of its Top 100 Books of the Year, and Amazon chose her memoir as one of the 100 books you should read in your lifetime. A Professor Emerita at the University of Victoria, she has performed for Queen Elizabeth II and has read her poetry, which has been translated into several languages, on every continent except Antarctica. Her book, What the Soul Doesn't Want, was nominated for the 2017 Governor General's Award for Poetry. In 2018, Lorna Crozier received the George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award. Steven Price called Through the Garden: A Love Story (with Cats), her latest nonfiction book, “one of the great love stories of our time.” Lorna Crozier lives on Vancouver Island.
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