Workshop #4 with Barry McKinnon, Brenda Hillman & George Stanley


If you’d like to be on a wait list contact David Fraser

SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2:15 – 5:15pm,  Location: VIU Bldg. 355, Room 103  (Workshop $60)

Not only will there be titillating discussion about poetry, there will be prompts from each of the three facilitators, including: Barthe’s “I like, I don’t like”, Cascadia as Inspiration & Childhood Revisited. So, bring your questions, writing tools and trigger-responses.

Oh, and here’s a bonus! Barry McKinnon is bringing his “really good smelling” collection of small press items—old Tish mags, gestetnered books, etc.

There will be an opportunity, too, to share your writing aloud and to discuss further reading.

Brenda HillmanBrenda Hillman‘s ninth collection of poetry, Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire (2013), was longlisted for the 2013 National Book Award for Poetry, shortlisted for the 2014 Griffin Poetry Prize, and won the Northern California Book Award for Poetry. Dean Rader wrote, “Seasonal Works With Letters On Fire is a profoundly humane work. In language that moves from the chatty to the experimental to the heightened to the rhetorical.” Seasonal Works With Letters On Fire won the 2014 Griffin Prize.

George Stanley was active on the San Francisco poetry scene in the 1960s. George StanleyHe moved to British Columbia in 1971, and has published nine books of poetry (and several chapbooks) in BC, while also teaching English for twenty-six years in BC community colleges. He is now retired and living in Vancouver. His most recent books are Vancouver: A Poem (2008), After Desire (2013), and North of California St. (Selected Poems 1975-1999) (2014), all from New Star Books of Vancouver.

Barry McKinnonBarry McKinnon lives and teaches in Prince George. McKinnon’s The the was nominated for the Governor General’s Award for poetry in 1980. Pulp Log was the winner of the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Award for the B.C. Book Prizes in 1991 and Arrhythmia was the winner of the bp Nichol Chapbook Award for the best chapbook published in Canada in English in 1994. His chapbook Surety Disappears was the runner-up for the bp Nichol Award in 2008.


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