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Writing About Grief

 

A weekend long intensive Creative Writing Workshop facilitated by award winning writer, Jacob Scheier.

 

This is an intensive workshop course on creative non-fiction (memoir, personal essay) and poetry engaging personal experiences of loss and grief. Through reading, discussion of literary devices and writing exercises, participants will work towards making their experiences of grief and loss speak to others in an evocative way. Subject matter is not limited to the death of a loved one, but can include, for example, a divorce/break up or losing a part of a person through injury or illness.

 

“Jacob creates a class atmosphere that is safe, supportive, and truly creative, and this has given all of us the freedom to write very moving and powerful pieces around the subjects of grief and loss.”

– Dianne Moore, Learner, former student.

 

About Jacob: 
Jacob Scheier is an award winning poet and journalist.  He was the winner of the 2008 Governor General’s Award and had a poem recently nominated for National Magazine Award. His poems, essays and articles have been published across North America. His second full length collection, Letter from Brooklyn, was published with ECW Press (2013). He is also the author of the non-fiction ebook My Never Ending Acid Trip, published by The Toronto Star(2013) and a regular contributor to Toronto’s NOW Magazine. He has been a volunteer peer-facilitator with Bereaved Families of Ontario since 2008 and has been facilitating workshops on writing about grief since 2011. To learn more about Jacob go to jacobscheier.org

 

Workshop Format and Cost:
The Workshop will take place over 2 days. Saturday, July 25 from 11 am-5 pm: personal narrative and Sunday July 26 11 am-5 pm: poetry. Participants may attend both days or just one day of their choosing.

 

Full weekend: $150
One Day: $100

 

There is a $25 discount offered for anyone who has taken a workshop with me in the past.

 

Location:
36 Maitland (south of Wellesley, east of Yonge)

 

Registration:
Register by email at griefwriting@gmail.com. To hold your spot, I ask that you send the course fee by e-transfer to griefwriting@gmail.com or cheque to Jacob Scheier to: 287 Winona Drive, Toronto M6C 3S8 (e-transfer preferred). Space is limited.

 

For more info: call 416-949-6003 or email griefwriting@gmail.com

 

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I will be doing an a one-off Writing About Grief Workshop in Dawson City (Yukon) this Wednesday, May 27 from 6-9 pm at the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture

 

WRITING ABOUT GRIEF
with current Writer-in-Residence Jacob Scheier

Wednesday, May 27th
6-9pm
in the KIAC Classroom
$10.50

This is a workshop on creative non-fiction (memoir, personal essay) and poetry engaging personal experiences of loss and grief. Through reading, discussion of literary devices and directed writing exercises, participants will work towards making their experiences of grief and loss speak to others in an evocative way.

 

Please sign up in advance at KIAC or call 993-5005.

 

Bring: something to write with (paper and pen or labtop)

 

Here’s a nice write up about the workshop in What’s Up Yukon

 

 

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I’ll be participating in several literary events at the Yukon Writers’ Festival and Young Authors’ Cofnerence  in Whitehorse, April 22-25 along with  Patti Flather, Chris Humphreys, Susan Musgrave, Jacob Scheier, and Graeme Peters. Details here

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I just arrived in Dawson City, Yukon where I’ll be the Writer’s Trust of Canada’s Writer-in-Resident at Berton House from April-June 2015.

 

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Writing Poetry About Grief

An 8 week long Poetry Writing Workshop taught by award winning writer, Jacob Scheier.

This is a workshop course on writing poems that explore loss and grief. Through reading, discussion of literary devices and workshopping writing exercises and assignments, participants will work towards making their experiences of grief and loss speak to others in an evocative and poetic way. Subject matter is not limited to the death of a loved one, but can include, for example, a divorce/break up or losing a part of a person through injury or illness.

“Jacob creates a class atmosphere that is safe, supportive, and truly creative, and this has given all of us the freedom to write very moving and powerful pieces around the subjects of grief and loss.”
– Dianne Moore, Learner, former student.

About Jacob: Jacob Scheier is an award winning poet. He was the winner of the 2008 Governor General’s Award for poetry and his poems been published in magazines across North America, aired on CBC radio and inspired a contemporary dance performance at the Enwave Theatre in Toronto. His second full length collection, Letter from Brooklyn, was published with ECW Press (2013). Jacob read from Letter from Brooklyn as a guest author, this past fall, at the 2014 International Festival of Authors at Harbourfront. He has been a volunteer peer-facilitator with Bereaved Families of Ontario since 2008 and has been facilitating workshops on writing about grief since 2011. To learn more about Jacob go to jacobscheier.org

When and Where: Thursdays 6:-9 pm, January 22-March 12, 2015. 373 Front Street West (Just east of Spadina).

Cost: $250.00. Reading material provided (participants are responsible for photocopying assignments for workshop and providing own supplies for in-workshop writing exercises (i.e. pen and paper or a labtop computer).

To register: contact Jacob at griefwriting@gmail.com

For more info: call 416-949-6003 or email griefwriting@gmail.com

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Writing About Grief

A ten week long Creative Writing Workshop taught by award winning writer, Jacob Scheier.

 

This is a workshop course on creative non-fiction (memoir, personal essay) and poetry engaging personal experiences of loss and grief. Through reading, discussion of literary devices and workshopping writing exercises and assignments, participants will work towards making their experiences of grief and loss speak to others in an evocative way. Subject matter is not limited to the death of a loved one, but can include, for example, a divorce/break up or losing a part of a person through injury or illness.

 

“Jacob creates a class atmosphere that is safe, supportive, and truly creative, and this has given all of us the freedom to write very moving and powerful pieces around the subjects of grief and loss.”
- Dianne Moore, Learner, former student.

 

About Jacob: Jacob Scheier is an award winning poet and journalist.  He was the winner of the 2008 Governor General’s Award for poetry and his poems, essays and articles have been published across North America. His second full length collection, Letter from Brooklyn, was published with ECW Press (2013). He is also the author of the non-fiction ebook My Never Ending Acid Trip, published by The Toronto Star (2013) and a regular contributor to Toronto’s NOW Magazine. He has been a volunteer peer-facilitator with Bereaved Families of Ontario since 2008 and has been facilitating workshops on writing about grief since 2011. To learn more about Jacob go tojacobscheier.org

 

When and Where: Tuesday evenings September 16-November 18, 2014, 6:30-9 pm. 25 Maitland Street, Toronto (1 block south of Wellesley St. and 1 block east of Yonge St.)

 

Cost: $225.00. Reading material provided (participants are responsible for photocopying assignments for workshop and providing own supplies for in-workshop writing exercises (i.e. pen and paper or a labtop computer).

 

To register: contact Jacob at griefwriting@gmail.com

 

For more info: call 416-949-6003 or email griefwriting@gmail.com

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WRITING ABOUT GRIEF

Weekend Intensive Workshop with Jacob Scheier

A weekend-long intensive workshop on writing creative non-fiction (memoir, personal and lyric essay) and poetry engaging personal experiences of loss and grief. Through reading, discussion of literary devices and techniques and writing exercises, students will work towards making their experiences of grief and loss speak to others. Subject matter is not limited to the death of a loved one, but can include, for example, a divorce/break up or losing a part of a person through injury or illness.

Saturday, August 16th, Personal Narrative: 11-5 pm

Sunday August 17th, Poetry: 11-5 pm

Total cost: $150

Single Day (your choice): $100

Materials Provided

122 Golfview Avenue in the Beaches (Toronto)

About me: Jacob Scheier is the winner of a 2008 Governor General’s Award for poetry. He is the author of two full-length poetry collections with ECW Press and a non-fiction Ebook with The Toronto Star. His poems, essays and articles have been published across North America. He is also a support group facilitator with Bereaved Families of Ontario. Read more about me here: jacobscheier.org

To register or for more information contact Jacob at griefwriting@gmail.com or 416-949-6003

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My latest NOW piece, features the analysis of feminist academics on Elliot Rodger and the violent misogyny in our culture. Read it here.

 

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Free on the spot poetry workshop – just show up with a poem and some copies to share with the audience-participants!

Black Swan Tavern

154 Danforth Ave, Toronto
more info here 

 

 

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In the 6th annual International Festival of Authors “Battle of the Bards” on Wed. April 2 (2014)  I competed against 19 other fine poets. Catherine Graham was the winner and I was fortunate enough to receive a kind of “runner up” status along with Julie Joosten. As a result the three of us were awarded an invitation to read our work at the International Festival of Authors in Toronto this October. Details of reading date and time TBA.

Read more about the event here

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