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Sudden Light: Metaphors and Poetry with Rosemary Griebel
Loft 112
Calgary, AB
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Sudden Light: Metaphors and Poetry with Rosemary Griebel
The Writers' Guild of Alberta and The People's Poetry Festival Present
Sudden Light: Metaphors and Poetry with Rosemary Griebel
Saturday, October 20 | 1:002:30pm
Workshop will be held at Rosso, a coffee shop in East Village
WGA $5 | Non-members $10

"Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart wrote Wordsworth, using a metaphor. This powerful literary device structures our dreams, writing and thoughts, and is one of the most essential tools in a poet's arsenal. How do objects from our everyday life, from nature or history help to arrange and enlarge meaning in our poems?  In this workshop we will discuss how metaphors work both as a conceit and as a spark to create depth and surprise, and what makes an effective metaphor. Each participant will leave with suggestions for further readings.

Rosemary Griebel is the author of Yes (Frontenac, 2011) and her poetry has appeared in The Best Canadian Poetry in English, on CBC Radio, literary magazines, anthologies, and on public buses. She received an MA in English from Kings College, University of London, and has studied with numerous writers including Richard Harrison, Patrick Lane and Ada Limón. Most recently she explored her interest in metaphor through an intensive workshop with American poet Kim Addonizio and through Jungian dream courses. When not writing, Rosemary works as the Design Lead for Readers Services, at Calgary Public Library. In this role she works with authors and publishers to foster a love of reading.

The Writers Guild of Alberta is the largest provincial writers organization in Canada. Our members write in every genre and at every level of expertise. Our mission is to inspire, connect, support, encourage and promote writers and writing, to safeguard the freedom to write and to read, and to advocate for the wellbeing of writers. We offer Alberta writers a sense of unity and community through monthly professional development and social events and provide an array of programs and resources designed to support writers. Please visit it us at to learn more!


Loft 112 (View)
112, 535 8 Ave. SE
Calgary, AB T2G5S9


Education > Workshops

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Loft 112
On BPT Since: Jan 11, 2015
The People's Poetry Festival

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