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On  Friday, June 26, 2009, 2-4pm at Rhizome Cafe, 317 Broadway (at Kingsway), RSVP to thursdayseditor@telus.net

 How do you protect the voice while sharpening the piece? Join the editors of “Thursdays: Writings from the Carnegie Centre” to discuss the process of sharpening your work. During the first hour, we will discuss the “before,” and “after,” of a published piece, pointing out the changes that took the writing from raw to polished. Learn how minimal changes can affect the message, when to dive deeper and when to stop fiddling. The second hour is for your questions and concerns. The workshop is free but any small donation to the chapbook or to rhizome cafe is welcome.

Dr. Asfour is Lebanese- Canadian poet and translator. He was the first writer-in-residence at the Historic Joy Kagawa house in 2009 and is the author of four books of poetry in English and two in Arabic. He resides in Montreal, where he has taught creative writing for 25 years. He translated the poetry of Muhammad al-Maghut into English under the title Joy Is Not My Profession (Véhicule Press), and he selected, edited and introduced the landmark anthology When the Words Burn: An Anthology of Modern Arabic Poetry, 1945–1987 (Cormorant Books).

 

Elee Kraljii Gardiner is a freelance writer and the editor of “Thursdays: Poems and Prose from the Downtown Eastside.” She is the 2009 Poetry Adjunct at SFU’s Writers Studio, where she studied creative nonfiction in 2006. She is the founder of Otter Press.

Please email thursdayseditor@telus.net to reserve a spot.

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