Runs from Monday September 20 2021 to Monday October 18 2021

Approximate running time: 2 hours


Toronto ON M6K 2B2


× Instructor: Seeley Quest
Sep 20- Oct 18
Monday 4:30PM-6:30PM

Experimenting in writing forms including fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and theatrical, we will try fresh exercises weekly so students can play with different genres and go deeper into your writing practice. Drawing on our unique body-minds, styles may include: haiku, haibun, exquisite corpse collage, allegorical tale, formal rhyming poetry, dream narrative, sensory meditations, erasure technique, fan fiction, serial episodic dialogues, and more!

Participants will expand capacity to explore in a variety of forms, to identify which themes and styles interest you, and to refine a text after first starting one. We’ll also practice some co-authoring of creative pieces, and the fun challenge of contributing mutually and respectfully. Peer students will offer supportive feedback on pieces, and we’ll gather insights so each participant can build on a collaborative or a solo composition to share for public audience at the end of class.

Materials: something to write with/on for workshopping and If you have any access needs, please let Cynella know.

About the instructor: Seeley Quest is a trans disabled writer, organizer, and environmentalist. After spending over 16 years in Oakland California, seeley has been in Montreal since 2017. Sie has made literary and body-based performance since 2001, toured and presented in Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, and many US cities and colleges. Sie has poems in the book Disability Culture and Community Performance: Find a Strange and Twisted Shape and in the journal Fiction International, and sie has a script forthcoming in At the Intersection of Disability and Drama: A Critical Anthology of New Plays. Montreal appearances include the Centaur Theatre, MAI, and le Salon du Livre, and workshops facilitated for QPIRG-McGill and articule.

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