—with Lorna Crozier
Metaphor reveals to the writer and the reader things they thought they didn’t know. It sends a tap root into the ancient, the primitive, the archetypal. You could say metaphor, no matter what the writer’s language, is poetry’s mother tongue. But where does metaphor come from, how do we coax it into being and onto the page, how do we know if it belongs there? Why do some metaphors raise goose bumps and others leave us feeling bland? What do metaphors and images have in common? This session will ponder these questions, shine a light on some beautiful comparisons, and get you writing a couple of poems. Please bring paper and pen and an enquiring and open mind. Also, bring a metaphor (written by another poet, ancient or contemporary) that knocks your socks off.
Saturday, April 22
10:00am-2:00pm - $50 ($30 for Guild Members)
Hotel Arts, 119 12 Ave SW
Presented with: Writers’ Guild of Alberta
Mighty Mike McGee who is the most amazing force—all the way from Sante Fe! Sheri-D Wilson who will perform her new works with her amazing band The Orbiting Ouroborus (Dave Bauer, Kenna Burima, Liam McDonald, Barry Reynolds, Mark Williams).
Mary Pinkoski hailing from Edmonton will blaze with star-power. Andre Prefontaine returns to Calgary from Toronto where he’s become the toast of the town. Shaf is a local Slam Champion who’s garnered a lot of attention lately—up & coming one-to-watch, The thrilling Sadlier-Brown Band - full-on fun! And! Calgary’s Poet Laureate Micheline Maylor will use her amazing powers to help the night sing!
Monday, April 24
7:00 PM - $15
Festival Hall, 1215 10th Ave SE
MC: Micheline Maylor