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Poetry Writing Workshop with Amanda West Lewis

April 16 , 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Join Amanda West Lewis for a poetry writing workshop in honour of National Poetry Month.

In this collaborative workshop, we’ll start with the writing prompt: “What is your earliest memory?” Memories are made of small moments, so we’ll start small and create a series of group poems that are both specific and personal. This will lead to exploring ways that our memories and dreams can spark ideas and springboard us into larger writing projects. We’ll also look at examples of how this same memory prompt inspired the verse novel “These Are Not the Words.”

Amanda West Lewis combines careers as a writer, theatre artist, and calligrapher. She is the author of ten books for youth and young readers, including Focus Click Wind, which was listed as one of the Best Books of 2023 by The Globe and Mail, and the semi-autobiographical novel These Are Not the Words, which was recommended by the American League of Poets as recommended reading in 2022. Her new book, A Planet is a Poem, will be launched on May 7, 2024.


April 16
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Frizell (Program) Room – Perth & District Union Public Library
30 Herriott St
Perth, Ontario K7H 1T2 Canada