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Poetry Workshop with author Michèle Vinet

Poetry month

Using figures of speech and other simple literary techniques, learn to develop your writing skills.

Stimulate your imagination with a series of visual prompts to create original and lively works. With a few tools and strategies of the craft, discover the joys of writing poetry. 

This workshop promotes the development of rich, colourful and personal work. No steadfast rules, no competition, just fun for everyone.

For adults and teens aged 15+.

About the presenter: 

Michèle Vinet, guest of honour at the 2021 Salon du Livre de l’Outaouais, is an award-winning author. She has published three novels in French (Prise de parole) that have gleaned seven nominations and three awards: le prix Trillium, le prix Émile-Ollivier (Conseil supérieur de la langue française) and le prix littéraire Le Droit. She has also published poetry in English, Tendrils (BookLand Press). Her novel Le malaimant (L’Interligne), published in 2021, was finalist to the Trillium Book Award and is the winner of the City of Ottawa Book Award 2022. JAZ, her next novel will be out in September 2023.

 The author offers creative writing workshops to the public as well as for the Ottawa Public Library, in schools and universities, community centres, in the penitentiary system, in the field of mental health and Amnesty International.

Her work is the subject of interviews, articles, signings, book fairs, videos, podcasts and various literary presentations.