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Entries from January 2016

The Dialect of the Heart: Reconnecting to Your Passion for Writing

January 19th, 2016 · No Comments

The Dialect of the Heart: Reconnecting to Your Passion for Writing

A Workshop For Graduate students at the University of Toronto

January 20, 2016

Spadina and Harbord

Sometimes the relationship with what or who we are studying goes stale. We lose heart. This two-hour workshop aims to coax you into different kinds of conversations between work life and creative self, between heart and page. Using poems, prompts, and memories, bring yourselves back into the room with what you know in a new way.

Here is the link to registration:

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P is for presence; O is for overwhelmed: 4 writing workshops

January 19th, 2016 · No Comments

A series of writing workshops to explore the stresses and passions of daily life as a student

4 Tuesdays at noon: January 19, 26, February 2, 9th, 2016

Every day that you are a student you’re also perhaps a friend, an animal lover, an activist and more. In these four writing workshops we will look at every day moments of distraction and exhaustion, attending also to the pull and call of passion and vocation.

Through writing and conversation, we will look at ways to become more present, nourished, and connect or reconnect to what you love and why you’re here. There will be four sessions. You are welcome to attend any one or all sessions. No experience necessary.

1. What If You Didn’t? and other questions to ask when you’re exhausted
2. O is for overwhelmed (or wake up, your housecoat is on fire)
3. Be Good to Yourself Whoever You Are
4. Where’s the love? A session on passion as distraction and passion as direction

When: Tuesdays, 12–1 pm
Jan. 19, Jan. 26, Feb. 2 and Feb. 9, 2016
Where: Multi-Faith Centre
Cost: Free

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January 19th, 2016 · No Comments


JANUARY 8-31 2016

The Poet in Community program at the University of Toronto has used poetry to stir reflection and conversation for the last 8 years. The last 2 years has seen the creation of an additional student mentor program called ”WRITE NOW!” Now Talking Walls at Hart House will showcase both programs in an exhibition of poems and prose pieces. Come and read work by individual students as well as by groups. Also poems I wrote at Spontaneous Poetry Booths.

On January 21st at noon meet at the “WRITE NOW!” table at the HART HOUSE literary Fair and we will stroll over and read the walls.

Day Milman, program coordinator at Hart House, prepares the poem “The Encounter”.






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