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Entries from November 2010

Poet in Community & Amnesty International U of T

November 26th, 2010 · No Comments

On December 10th, Human Rights Day, Poet in Community goes on the road to participate in the Amnesty International U of T Write-A-Thon.

We’ll be coached through writing letters to advocate on behalf of cases world wide. Come for ten minutes or an hour or the afternoon and allow your own words of hope and urgency to reach someone who might just need to hear them. I’ll be there somewhere between 3-5, but it goes til 8pm!

Amnesty International
1992 Yonge St. 3rd Floor


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November 23rd, 2010 · No Comments

“Poetry is news that stays news.”
— Ezra Pound

See Poet in Community in the news:

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A Writer’s Process

November 12th, 2010 · No Comments

A Writer’s Process

A four part series for people interested in writing poetry and creative prose
with Ronna Bloom

Are you a secret poet? Someone with a desire to write but not sure how to start? Or lots of first drafts but feel stuck? This series will take you through a process with examples of how to work with all stages of writing from initiation to publication.

November 17: How to Begin – What sets a poem or a piece of writing in motion?
November 24: Editing, Part 1 – What Happens After the First Draft or, Getting Messy (on purpose)
December 1: Editing, Part 2 – or, Getting Your Poems into their Yoga Poses
February 2: You like your writing, now what? ­­– A publication, frustration, and elation conversation

Wednesdays from Noon-1:30pm in the Bickersteth Room.
No experience necessary!
Open to all students and members of Hart House.

Register here.

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What the Soul Said Today

November 9th, 2010 · No Comments

What the soul said today:

Either I look up from these scuffed shoes or she will
dance in another room.

— written by a participant in the series, “A Soul’s Tongue”

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The Last Soul’s Tongue

November 9th, 2010 · 1 Comment

What is the language of the soul? Do we speak to it? Of it? We will write from the fuzzy, vague, loaded, alive energy of words like ‘soul’, ‘sacred’, ‘spiritual’, and ‘holy.’ What could they mean at the University? If we avoid these words, where do they belong? Using the writing of others as a springboard, see what wants to speak, what this language points to, and what, if anything, it has to do with your work and life.
You are welcome to join this series, even now!

Oct 19, 26, November 2, & 9
Multi-Faith Centre
569 Spadina Ave, 3rd floor.

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