Writers' Weekend 2012
When I go away from you
The world beats dead
Like a slackened drum.
I call out for you against the jutted stars
And shout into the ridges of the wind.
~from The Taxi, Amy Lowell
Poetry delivers the language of love straight to the bloodstream—no other literary form or controlled substance recreates the experience of love with the same intensity. Using their favourite poems to trace love’s line from blaze of desire to unbearable loss, Calgary-based poets Rosemary Griebel and Julie Sedivy will explore the elements that make for great love poetry.
Whether you’re preparing a poetic Valentine’s Day offering for your beloved or just want to warm yourself for an hour in the glow of love’s language, this session is sure to arouse, intoxicate and inspire.
Mainlining the Language of Love
Saturday, February 4, 2012
2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Central Library 616 Macleod Trail SE
Click here to register or call 403-260-2620.
Rosemary Griebel is a writer and librarian. She believes that “poetry is the shortest distance between two hearts” (to quote Canadian poet Wendy Morton). Rosemary’s debut collection of poetry, Yes., was published by Frontenac in 2011.
Julie Sedivy is currently working on her first manuscript of poetry in which she provokes questions about the collisions and intertwinings between the religious and the secular, between belief and science. Julie is also a language scientist, and teaches linguistics and psychology at the University of Calgary. She is the lead author of the nonfiction book Sold on Language: How Advertisers Talk to You and What This Says About You.
10.00–10.30 Finding the Facts: Historical Research for Writers
10.30–11.30 Ten Ways to Kill Your Writing
12.00–1.00 Publishing and Editing
1.00–2.00 Make it in Magazines
2.00–3.00 Mainlining the Language of Love. REGISTER NOW!
3.00–4.00 Sex Sells In Every Genre