Thursday, March 8, 2012

Ischia Poetry Retreat with well-known Canadian poet, Lorna Crozier

Ischia Poetry Workshop: May 3-7th , 2012

Lorna Crozier is one of Canada's most beloved and talented poets, and a wonderful teacher. She is a recent recipient of the Order of Canada and is a recognized Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. 

This three-day workshop in the beautiful setting of Ischia will be all about inspiration. We’ll get together, soak up the sun and let the sounds of the ocean seduce us into the music of poetry. I’ll be your guide and facilitator, but the most important part of such a workshop will be what we share with one another. Creativity spawns creativity. My goal is to help you find your stories and to propel you into writing new work, poetry that matters to you and to other people. I’ll be giving you writing prompts, some to generate in-class writing and some for you to take away and work on during the day. As well, I’ll spend a couple of hours every day discussing issues of craft, such things as diction, meter, line structure, and form. Though you’ll be working hard, we’ll make sure there’s time to walk the beach, taste the local cuisine and renew yourself. When you leave the island to return home, you will have poems in your pocket, ones you can work on over the next several weeks. I can’t wait to leave my island (Vancouver Island) for this one and to work and play with you.
Bring pen and paper, a few favourite poetry books, and your laptop, if you have one

Cost of the Workshop: $425 CAD (325 Euros)

For registration and for information about the practical side of the retreat, please contact Lynette Shultz directly at

The workshop will be taking place in and around Forio on the Colella Family premises. Accommodation is available from 55euro pp/day including a light breakfast and dinner. Please contact Giuseppe for bookings: or

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