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Poetry Workshop with Henry Beissel

Book cover of What If Zen Gardens....

Henry Beissel started his career with the controversial political and literary journal EDGE, which he founded in Edmonton, Alberta, in 1963. Since then he has written and published around 40 books, including 22 collections of poetry, 6 books of plays, 10 books of translations of poetry and plays, and a book on Canada. His work has received high critical acclaim in Canada and abroad, and has been translated into French, German, Chinese, Japanese, Polish, Turkish, and Hebrew.

Mr. Beissel has taught medieval and modern English literature at Concordia University (Montreal) where he also founded a Creative Writing program that still flourishes today. He lives with his wife Arlette Francière, a literary translator and accomplished painter, in Ottawa, Ontario.

Mr. Beissel will be presenting a workshop composed of 4 sessions. He will read from his works, invite discussion and assist you in creating or improving your own poems or short stories.

No experience necessary. Beginners welcome!

Blackburn Hamlet Library

199 Glen Park

Mondays, Novembre 5, 12, 19 and 26 at 6 :30 pm. (90 minutes)

Register online .

The Poetry and Plays of Henry Beisselby BH_meeting