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:

To register or for more information contact Jacob at or 416-949-6003

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