Grief Writing Workshops

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Writing About Grief in Dawson City, Yukon:

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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Writing About Grief 10 Week Workshop, Fall 2015 (Toronto):

 

Aug 6, 2014

 

 

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